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

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  1. btarunr

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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    Yes!!
    Cant wait for new Cards:D
     
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    28 nm G92?
     
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    Can ya tell what it is yet? :D
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    let's hope a tech surprise by then, like quad 28nm !!! would it be over USD800? lol...
     
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    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.
     
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    28nm GPU is just insane.. that will be a big jump from 40nm
     
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    Why? It's a smaller jump than from 55nm to 40nm.
     
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    55 nm to 40nm = 27% reduction
    40nm to 28nm = 30% reduction
     
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    when nvidia develop 28 nm GPU you find ATI is already made 10nm GPU
     
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    what'll be the manufacturing process called after nm? like 10nm then what?
     
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    i dont think there is anything smaller, nano is as low as it goes atm.
     

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