Tuesday, December 29th 2009

NVIDIA Fermi-based GeForce GPU Further Delayed?

NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce GPU based on the Fermi architecture is reportedly further delayed to March 2010, up from its originally expected time-frame of January. NVIDIA on its part maintained that Fermi-based GeForce GPUs will be released sometime in Q1 2010, and with a March launch, that would still stand true.

Fermi's development history is marked with late arrivals. The DirectX 11 compliant architecture was announced in October 2009 to counter the market-available DirectX 11 compliant ATI Radeon HD 5800 GPUs. Then in mid-November, the company released the first products based on the architecture - GPGPU accelerators under the NVIDIA Tesla HPC banner. An alleged working prototype GeForce accelerator was spotted around the same time, with word doing rounds that NVIDIA will be ready with the new GeForce GPU in early Q1, probably coinciding with the CES event. Faced with further delays, NVIDIA reportedly notified its partners that the new GPUs will be released to the marked only in March.

NVIDIA plans to launch the 40 nm Fermi-GF100 GPU which is DirectX 11 compliant and supports GDDR5 memory in March, and will launch a GF104 version. Till then, the mainstream-thru-performance segments will be left to be defended by GeForce GTS 250, GT 240, GT 220, 210, 9800 GT, against a fortified mainstream lineup by AMD consisting of ATI Radeon HD 5670/5650 (codenamed "Redwood"), and ATI Radeon HD 5450 (codenamed "Cedar"). These DirectX 11 compliant GPUs from AMD will be released in January.Source: DigiTimes
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136 Comments on NVIDIA Fermi-based GeForce GPU Further Delayed?

#1
pr0n Inspector
As expected.
Good thing I don't need a new computer anytime soon.
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#2
TooFast
ATI has a huge lead now... by march we should see a 5890 etc....
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#3
v12dock
o lordy lord what ever will nvidia do....
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#4
DanTheBanjoman
SeƱor Moderator
by: TooFast
ATI has a huge lead now... by march we should see a 5890 etc....
Is that so? How many people actually have 5000 series cards then?
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#5
ste2425
by: DanTheBanjoman
Is that so? How many people actually have 5000 series cards then?
quite allot actually, or are planning on gettin them
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#6
Weer
by: DanTheBanjoman
Is that so? How many people actually have 5000 series cards then?
Happy 1,000th thank! :D
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#7
Imsochobo
Is that so? How many people actually have 5000 series cards then?
900 000 has the 5xxx.
550 000 has the 57xx
do the math and 350 000 has the 58xx.
350 000 divided by two is 175 000 (ati gets 50% 5850 and 50% 5870 at the moment)
175 000 has 5870
175 000 has 5850.
More exact than that cannot anyone else than ATI give.

Huge lead? yes.
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#8

Probably ATI with the new 5xxx series beat up also the unreleased "Fermi", so they are trying now to further improve the drivers, or even the GPU, who knows... Therefore, I'm 80% sure that the new top GPU solutions from Nvidia will be faster than ATI's similar. By how much, remains to be seen. What is certain, is that by that time, ATI will have a nice market share. ;)
#9
newfellow
lead? perhaps momentary.

ATI kicked the dust for so long I can't say they 'lead' anything. Just their time I think to take the share. Own some 58x0 cards and not planning to go to Fermi. Although, NVIDIA current cards are way better than ATI anything even now thanks to ATI driver support.
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#10
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
They have a lead in the DX11 market. Since there are no competitors then its hard not to lead. That market is still tiny compared to DX10 cards and DX9.

That said this news will make some people who are waiting for Fermi to switch to ATI since waiting til an almost obsolete card arrives is futile.
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#11
LittleLizard
now that has been confirmed this is nothing but more bad news for the green side.
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#12
Mattgal
Nvidia Fail

great!!:mad: was going to buy a new pc around February. new i will have to either wait another month or "screw nvidia" and buy a HD5850!
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#13
Tatty_One
by: ste2425
quite allot actually, or are planning on gettin them
What? with stocking levels at only 50% worldwide and in Europe at only 35%... it's more of a case of finding one without paying a huge premium (outside of N America that is). All credit to AMD for getting to the market place MUCH sooner than NVidia but c'mon, there is a long way for them to go before they top NVidia's market share, I would guess that the vast majority of graphic card sales worldwide in the last quarter have not been HD5XXX series cards, simply because of availability and the fact that most users are not "enthusiasts"..... the biggest market of course being OEM which demand either integrated graphics or lower level mobile chips.
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#14
eidairaman1
this is going to really hurt nvidia sales FTL.
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#15
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: TAViX
Probably ATI with the new 5xxx series beat up also the unreleased "Fermi", so they are trying now to further improve the drivers, or even the GPU, who knows... Therefore, I'm 80% sure that the new top GPU solutions from Nvidia will be faster than ATI's similar. By how much, remains to be seen. What is certain, is that by that time, ATI will have a nice market share. ;)
A company that is going to be over a half a year behind (when new GPU generations almost come out yearly) is going to jump ahead when it's been a few months since the top GPU hit the market? By the time March rolls around ATI is going to have an abundance of time to release another 58xx card, thats if they already aren't able to. Right now there is no point, the instant the GT300 is announced to land, expect a 5890 to be announced to crush the party.
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#17
Cold Storm
Battosai
I really don't think that it's going to hurt anything.. Nvidia has more going on for them then ATI. Their development of Tegra has allowed them to gain more following in other area's then just the PC GPU market. They have a tablet in the works for them also.. Yes, right now maybe slow. But, their just getting their stuff together before they let it all go.

This isn't a stant from a Nvidia person. I'll have a amd/ati rig up and running in a few weeks.. I just prefer Nvidia for ther all around use. IMO of the whole ATI/Nvidia aspect
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#18
Marineborn
did i read a article that nvidia says the few month lead ati has doesnt mean shit, that article should read the year lead ati has doesnt....OH SHIT!! a year lead. lol
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by: 1Kurgan1
Right now there is no point, the instant the GT300 is announced to land, expect a 5890 to be announced to crush the party.
Haha, agree.
#20
theorw
We must not forget that 5xxx series will have a price drop as soon as fermi hits he selves so they will be even more tempting!
I d much prefer a 260-280 euros 5870 or a sub200EURO 5850 than a 400+ or so GT300 no matter the performance difference cos both will handle my FULL HD monitor no problem.My 5770 does so 58xx will be fine!Am i correct or what?
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#21

by: theorw
My 5770 does so 58xx will be fine!Am i correct or what?
Not to mention that a 5770 in Crossfire is faster than any 58xx...:rockout:
#22
Cold Storm
Battosai
We'll see a price drop, but hopefully we'll see it to where their not out of stock.

Yep the 5770's are sweet cards. I can't wait to have my hands on two. :rockout:
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#23
Bo$$
all speculation and utter crap, non of you really know whats up, wait and see what happens, even lower end cards are fine in modern games, 9800gt SLI is fine in dirt 2 @40FPS 1920x1080, 3850 is fine at crysis @35FPS 1920x1080, 5XXX series and GT3XX series is un-needed power which is a waste of money at the end of the day
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#24
Marineborn
*Stares at bo$$* there is no such thing as uneeded POWER!!! what if i need 2 run to versions of crysis at the same time! DONT ASK QUESTION!!! it is needed. lol
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#25
Cold Storm
Battosai
But, it's not all about the games... GPU's are used in more then games.. Rendering, Photoshop, Cad, Video editing.. There's more to it then just Games.. I love the fact that it doesn't take as long for my GTX 295 to render a project. That's what I grabbed a High end card..
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