Wednesday, May 20th 2009

At Least 30% of NVIDIA GPU Shipments on TSMC 40 nm Process by End of 2009

Nearly a month since AMD's introduction of the 40 nm RV740 GPU, there is still no concrete sign of a 40 nm GPU from NVIDIA slated for anytime soon, apart from timely scoops on the GT300. Sources at graphics card vendors however seem confident that by the end of 2009, 40 nm GPUs will constitute at least 30% of NVIDIA's GPU shipments, that too sourced from TSMC, a foundry-partner which has been in the news off late, for technical problems with their 40 nm node, that are affecting its output efficiency.

What's more, NVIDIA seems to have expressed interest in becoming one of the first clients for TSMC's upcoming 28 nm process that is expected to become a reality in Q1 2010. This should also tell you that for GPUs, the next step for silicon fabrication technology will be 28 nm, unlike 32 nm for CPUs.Source: DigiTimes
Add your own comment

15 Comments on At Least 30% of NVIDIA GPU Shipments on TSMC 40 nm Process by End of 2009

#1
slyfox2151
WOW that is a big jump 40 to 28 .. and in Q1 2010!! not far away at all, sounds like a good year for video cards :D, cant wait!
Posted on Reply
#2
h3llb3nd4
Yes!!
Cant wait for new Cards:D
Posted on Reply
#4
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
28 nm G92?
Can ya tell what it is yet? :D
Posted on Reply
#5
iStink
It would be really cool to see how far they can push yesteryear's technology in a 28nm counterpart. For instance, a 28nm g80 8800gtx lol. Am I making sense?
Posted on Reply
#6
extrasalty
Did you guys notice that it is 30% of shipments. Knowing nVidia, and how they manipulate those numbers, I wouldn't be surprised if they take lead in their market share even if the cards don't show up until the end of Q1'2010.
Posted on Reply
#7
Howard
let's hope a tech surprise by then, like quad 28nm !!! would it be over USD800? lol...
Posted on Reply
#8
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: FreedomEclipse
Can ya tell what it is yet? :D
GTR360 ?
Posted on Reply
#9
a_ump
28nm is one hell of a jump from 40nm. i wonder if TSMC didn't put much effort into 40nm and is concentrating more on 32nm for CPU's and apparently 28nm for GPU's, hence the lack of efficiency currently. just a thought.
Posted on Reply
#10
icon1
28nm GPU is just insane.. that will be a big jump from 40nm
Posted on Reply
#11
Weer
by: icon1
28nm GPU is just insane.. that will be a big jump from 40nm
Why? It's a smaller jump than from 55nm to 40nm.
Posted on Reply
#12
Bundy
55 nm to 40nm = 27% reduction
40nm to 28nm = 30% reduction
Posted on Reply
#13
Hayder_Master
when nvidia develop 28 nm GPU you find ATI is already made 10nm GPU
Posted on Reply
#14
a_ump
what'll be the manufacturing process called after nm? like 10nm then what?
Posted on Reply
#15
slyfox2151
i dont think there is anything smaller, nano is as low as it goes atm.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment