Although its getting harder and harder to believe anything in this area, what with the number of conflicting news reports, I am pleased to say that I have spotted this story over at Digital Times, who have confirmed that the Nvidia NV48 is still alive and kicking, and apparently due some time in Q2 2005. Not the first of April, is it?

Nvidia has not given up on the NV48 and is expected to roll out the GPU in the second quarter of next year, despite market rumors saying the company has cancelled the chip, according to sources at Taiwan graphics card makers.

Nvidia plans to have Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) produce the NV48, instead of IBM, as originally planned, the sources noted. The NV48 will be built using a 0.11-micron process, the sources added.

If anyone can confirm the authenticity of this report, we would be very pleased to hear from you.