Nvidia .11 Set for 2005

Nvidia confirmed that it will be one of the first semiconductor companies to manufacture select up-coming graphics processing units (GPUs) at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) 0.11 μm (micron) process technology. NVIDIA will combine TSMC's 0.11 micron process with its own engineering designs, to deliver high-performance and low-power consumption in a graphics processor.

TSMC's 0.11 micron process technology is fundamentally a photolithographic shrink of its industry-leading 0.13 micron process. The process will be available in both high-performance and general-purpose versions using FSG-based dielectrics. Though actual results are design-dependent, TSMC's 0.11 micron high-performance process also includes transistor enhancements that improve speed and reduce power consumption relative to its 0.13 micron FSG-based technology.

TSMC began 0.11 micron high-performance technology development in 2002 and product qualified the process in December of 2003. Design rules, design guidelines, SPICE and SRAM models have been developed, and third-party compilers are expected to be available in March. Yields have already reached production-worthy levels and the low-voltage version has already ramped into volume production. The 0.11 micron general-purpose technology is expected to enter risk production in the first quarter of next year.

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Nvidia .11 Set for 2005

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Nvidia .11 Set for 2005

"NV40 to feature sweet sixteen pipes?By Scott Wasson - 1:56 PM, February 26, 2004""I'm not sure what to make of this report at the Inquirer about NVIDIA's next-gen graphics part. The report claims NV40 will have a sixteen-pipeline config with one texture unit per pipe and be composed of about 205-210 million transistors. The Inq is right more often than wrong, but this one seems a little iffy. Then again, the Inq says "US sources close to NVIDIA have confirmed" the pipeline number.We tried asking, but NVIDIA's got no comment. Time will tell."-TechReport.com-That's one of the links. I agree with anonymous below. At this point it's rumor. Remember the 5800 was to have a 8x1 pipeline configuration? Nvidia marketed for months after the card was released as a 8x1 card. In reality it was only 4x2. So i will hold my judgement until the card is out. Nvidia has pulled alot of PR moves the last 2 years to take this as truth. Only the card will tell the truth

Nvidia .11 Set for 2005

"NV40 Specs Confirmed?The InqWell is reporting on the specs of the upcoming NV40. Paul Dutton is quoting US sources when he said the NV40 will have a full 16 pipelines and give ATi’s R420 a serious run for the money. Since nobody has actually compared the two, this is all still speculation. At the end of the article, the author makes the bold statement "NV40 0wnage of ATi R420 coming soon to a store near you? We sure think so".US sources close to Nvidia have confirmed that their next generation GPU will feature a full sixteen pipelines – not as previously speculated an 8x2 arrangement - and this is reflected in the increased transistor count of circa 205-210 million, up from a previously speculated 175 million.At the same time the above mentioned NV40 story is running, anonymous “Inquirer Staff” are also reporting that NVIDIA’s deal with IBM looks flakey. In this article, the InqWell staff cast doubts on the relationship NVIDIA has with IBM. Obviously both of these stories, if they prove to be correct, have a huge bearing on each other especially since they seem to be going in different directions.A report cast further doubt on the continuing relationship between Nvidia and IBM Microelectronics with TSMC once again becoming flavour of the day for the graphics chip company.[url removed] I will wait until all of this is confirmed before i jump on this one. Like Hoops has said, Nvidia pulled a pipeline fiasco before.

Nvidia .11 Set for 2005

200+ million transistors on 0.13 silicon with 16 DEDICATED PIPELINES? DEDICATED. Doubt it. Really do. Could happen, you never know, but cost of production and heat dissapation of the GPU and the micron chip size make this a reality far, far away. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT nVIDIA KEPT THIS A SECRET FROM ALL WEBSITES FOR SO LONG? Hmmmmmmm. Sounds too fishy. Time will tell as Wyatt has said.Damn, the heat this chip would create if this were true? I can't see it happening on 0.13 Micron. 0.11, not 0.13........

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