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
Mussels
Moderprator
Easy Rhino said:
must...resist...buying...gtx...275...
come to the red side. we have DX11, eyefinity, and santa.
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#2
kid41212003
Look like the $ is staying in my wallet for a bit longer now.
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#3
Marineborn
Mussels said:
come to the red side. we have DX11, eyefinity, and santa.
and cookies, most importantly cookies
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Mussels said:
come to the red side. we have DX11, eyefinity, and santa.
i was going to tell him to get the 275....but santa is a pretty good barganing chip. well played
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Mussels
Moderprator
Marineborn said:
and cookies, most importantly cookies
thats the firefox team, not the ATI team.
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#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Mussels said:
come to the red side. we have DX11, eyefinity, and santa.
yea but no folding!!!!!!!!!!!
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#9
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
I don't get it... FAIL LOSE DEFEAT?

NV never said when in Q1 they would release consumer Fermi based cards. One source said January, another March, and yet another source says April. Witchcraft! :laugh:
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Binge said:
I don't get it... FAIL LOSE DEFEAT?

NV never said when in Q1 they would release consumer Fermi based cards. One source said January, another March, and yet another source says April. Witchcraft! :laugh:
they should be burned at the stake!
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Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Easy Rhino said:
they should be burned at the stake!
I'm more apt to hunt rabble rousers.

Easy Rhino said:
must...resist...buying...gtx...275...
I'll have a 280 soon enough if all goes well. I can get it to you on the cheap.
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#13
HossHuge
Easy Rhino said:
and?
And ATI will continue to rule the world!!

pr0n Inspector said:
I believe you mean "according to an article written by some random anonymous persons on the Internet with few citations".
OK, I admit it. It was me.....:)
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#14
theonedub
habe fidem
If F@H would get their GPU3 client out I would rock ATI in a heartbeat- that is after I get a look @ the PPD :D Im getting tired of waiting for Fermi and it looks to be hot and expensive- two things I am not big on..
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#15
gnesterenko
Facts suggest otherwise

Tatty_One said:
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.
Is that why up until only recently you couldn't even order one off NewEgg because they were constantly out of stock? Even now, there are 4 or 5 models that are unavailable with the invite to be notified once they get more stocks in. Sure the 4xxx series are selling like hot cakes because they are cheap and stores want their inventory cleared, but the fact that the 5xxx chips were so hard to come by until literaly after Chrismas means that they've been selling pretty well too. Of course part of the problem is the supply is low - TMSC yields are still very poor - but the fact that ATI is sellin em almost as fast as they can make em is nothing short of devastating to nVidia. The green team is quickly headed to where ATI was up until they put out the 4870/4850 that turned the market upside-down. I doubt the Fermi is going to do that for nVidia - maybe the G400 series will?

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#16
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
PP Mguire said:
ATI have the market lead in a market that dosent exist yet. DX11 games are .... 1. By the time Fermi comes out we might have.... 2. So how is the card obsolete? Nvidia dosent give a crap about ATIs puny attempt at a GPU considering their year and a half to 2 year old GPUs are still keeping up with ATIs current DX11 gen. So i say, how is Fermi gonna be obsolete by the time it hits shelves? The DX11 market wont have even begun yet and it will just be another ATI stomping party. No nvidia fanboy, just i hate to see misinformed and uneducated posts like this flying around in a topic such as this. Coming from somebody who knows Fermi chips are gonna own.
Did I say Fermi will be obsolete when it arrives ? No I said it would almost be obsolete because as you may know in the tech world it changes monthly.

Also you say my post is uneducated and misinformed ? I don't see how it is because I made an obvious statement, being that they were the only competitors in the DX11 market and that DX10/9 is a bigger market.

I do not see any year and a half old cards keeping up with ATi's 5850,5870 and 5970. Ati's mainstream performance card the 5770 is almost on par with a 260 216 which was nvidia's mid range card but cheaper at release than the 260. This is not misinformation this is fact.

Also your totally being "fanboyish" in that whole post so please reflect on your own post before calling mine uninformed uneducated crap.
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#17
Abir053
40-nm yields have stabilized according to many sources. so from now on we are not going to see any shortages of ati 5000 series. that means the actual sale-rate starts from now on......

amd knows how to do business.

Nvidia sucks big time, i have no idea what they'r doing. i've been an nvidia fan since geforce 3ti but now they r veryyy unpredictable.

I bought my first ati card, sapphire 5870 a few days ago and to be honest it's freakin awesome.....an outstanding performer.
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#18
EastCoasthandle
Binge said:
I don't get it... FAIL LOSE DEFEAT?

NV never said when in Q1 they would release consumer Fermi based cards. One source said January, another March, and yet another source says April. Witchcraft! :laugh:
How soon we forget about the 4th Quarter 2009 release:
On Sept 24, 2009:
OFFICIAL: NVIDIA says GT300 on schedule for Q4 2009, yields are fine

Our sources [and the senior managers] are still saying that the GT300 is slated for a Q4 2009 launch. This means that you should expect the new GT300 to show up around the end of November. This is most likely a follow up to Editor's Day that should happen at the beginning of November. Most likely nVidia is pitching the GT300 chip exactly three years after its revolutionary G80 [also known as NV50] architecture, pitching it right around Thanksgiving, however from what we are hearing it is looking more like the very end of November or early December.
source


Followed by their GPU Technology Conference. In which many thought there would be a 4th Quarter release. :shadedshu
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
EastCoasthandle said:
How soon we forget about the 4th Quarter 2009 release:
On Sept 24, 2009:

source

ya but that doesnt count. so they released the 310...zomg thats cool. too bad its the same as what was the card? a 210 or 220. that isnt the real 3xx series thats some crap.
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#20
department76
fermi delayed? that's a real shocker. i can't wait to see how they run though, it better be realllllllll good for nvidia not to take a big hit. i guess it is better to wait and get it right than to rush something to the market that still had major issues *cough* first phenom *cough*


5990 anyone? :) it's just as possible as other people's wild claims hahaha.
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#21
EastCoasthandle
Actually it does count. Because during that time the release date was never refuted. Also, BSN wasn't the only source reporting a 4th Quarter release.
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
EastCoasthandle said:
Actually it does count. Because during that time the release date was never refuted. Also, BSN wasn't the only source reporting a 4th Quarter release.
well then i suppose "count" is a matter of perspective because in my mind the 3xx series launch is when we get a DX11 card NOT a rebrand from a previous series...which i will add is a rebrand from the series before...which makes a GT310 the equivilent to like an 8400GS
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#23
department76
just thought of something else too, although it could have already been mentioned i didn't actually read all 3 pages of this thread lol.

so even if fermi comes out "on time" in march and is price/performance competitive, nvidia is still leaps and bounds behind in the mobile market. by march i'm imagining mobility 5xxx to be in laptops everywhere. when will we see a real mobile geforce 3xx that isn't just a rebrand(expecting it to happen again)? could be an entire year from now.

don't you just love speculation threads ;)
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#24
dir_d
I really dont think there will be a 5890 this time. I think because ATI wants to change up the architecture and go down to 28nm that they will skip the 5890 let the green camp have their lead and try to get the 6xxx series out and try to take the lead with a more efficient GPU and APU even.
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#25
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
wow in 2-3 hours this thread has gone wild :wtf: :wtf: , nothing but useless banter about something that doesn't exist yet :shadedshu :shadedshu :shadedshu

have fun :twitch:
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