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NVIDIA and AMD to begin 40nm GPU Conquests in 2009

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Reports suggest that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) could receive manufacturing contracts by AMD, and long-time customer NVIDIA, for graphics processors based on the newest 40nm silicon fabrication process. The two giants in the visual computing industry, are expected to skip the 45nm process altogether. This is seen as a move to cut down manufacturing costs, and use the most feasible manufacturing technologies. Miniaturizing circuitry at that scale would allow them to build even more complex silicon machinery, with much higher transistor counts, while maintaining size constraints.

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40nm that's mean low temp , that's cool
 

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That price drop sounds interesting :)
 
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So GT216 is going to consist of at least 2 billion transistors :eek::D
 

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I'm betting on a 5870 X2 by early next summer.
 

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"Meanwhile, the companies could continue aggressive competition, with projections of up to 20% price-cuts by Christmas 2008 shopping season."

hmmmm, the smell of competition is realy sweeeet :))
 
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Im so glad ATI is getting their game back.
 
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Oh crap, the two companies are going to bash heads again to torment my choices over wha graphics card to pick. This is going to be bad, just like when DX10 came out.
 
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That price drop sounds interesting :)
It sure does! Might even push me to upgrade all of my parts and CF'ing two 4870's... :laugh:
 
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least i might be able to afford a worthwhile upgrade if they drop current prices :)
 

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why not expolit the inbetween Processes?
 
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why not expolit the inbetween Processes?
Think its the typical "Go big (or small in their case, lol) or go home". Nvidia has been quiet about its 55nm GT200, but it should be hitting the market soon. (To be Q4 2008)