Nvidia preps 40nm desktop GPUs for September launch

By Jos · 14 replies
Jul 7, 2009
  1. Nvidia’s first desktop graphics processors based on a new 40 nanometer manufacturing process could be available “at the end of September,” according a DigiTimes report citing the Chinese-language Commercial Times. The Nvidia GeForce GT220 and GeForce G210 cards should kick things off featuring a GT216 and GT218 GPU respectively, and are expected to directly replace the GT130 and G100 cards to take advantage of the much smaller and energy-efficient process.

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  2. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    I'm more interested in seeing how nvidia's 40nm compares with ATi's 40nm really.

    While its known nvidia will probably kick out the V12 equivalent to cars, i always feel delight in seeing what ATi can put out to compete albeit they sometimes fall short...

    I like to see nvidia like the American Muscle, as ATi as the Japanese tuners x3 Both very awesome and sexy cars but totally different in many ways...
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    LOL...interesting analogy hamsteyr.

    I'd just like to see nVidia start making sense with their model #'s. Every time they release a new card I have to read the specs twice to see if it's more/less powerful than the one they released a month ago that has a higher model#, or has more alpha-numeric characters added to it meaning who-knows-what.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Tom, you should check out the newest card from Nvidia....The GTXSR9800XLCRS285R300G92.......i heard it rocks!
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    LOL...uh huh. Exactly!
  6. jtc2112

    jtc2112 TS Rookie


    I AGREE, their model number config is very confusing.
  7. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    i think they name it like that to differentiate NVIDIA to ATI at first glance.
  8. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 287   +10

    Though it's confusing, I personally don't quite give a damn about their naming scheme, mostly because I know what I'm looking for.

    I'm actually a lot more interested in seeing some new high-end 40nm desktop products from them. I heard they'll go with DX10.1 and GDDR5...
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    I thought they where releasing DX 11 high end cards this christmas?
  10. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    I really love your point of view & comparison ;) thumbs up!

  11. superTramp92

    superTramp92 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Well hopefully the prices for all the current video cards will drop like a rock with the introduction of dx11 capable graphics cards.
  12. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    I hope they do some ''cheap'' HD monitor and card bundles like the 3D Bundle. I could do with a new Monitor and if I can get a new card as well. I would be very happy. I want to try a duel monitor set up. (I only buy NvIdia, can u tell?) (and I don't want to buy a 3D screen that only works with a few games and require u to wear stupid glasses.)
  13. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    wow at me fans XD thanks. And i do agree that nVidia namings are irritating... i still get mixed up between which is more powerful the 9600 GT or 9800 GS -.- ahahaha

    ATi however seem to be not far behind... the 4770 is actually not far off from the 4850 but more powerful than the 4830 lol
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Nvidia and DDR5??? never happen! LOL;)
  15. I think it will be interesting to see if ATi comes out with a higher end card with the 40nm around Christmas time to steal Nvidias thunder. The 4770 is a monster of a card and when overclocked it is right at or slightly above the 4850 so it would be cool to see the potential of a more powerful card with this new technology.
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