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Nvidia G80 (NV50) has around 500 million transistors

Discussion in 'ATI' started by NV55, Jun 13, 2006.

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    NV55 Guest

    http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28551&page=9


    QUOTE:

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    "Some G80 details from a JP Morgan investor conference on 5/24. It is ~
    500 million transistors and will be done when its done, but they are
    shooting for Septemberish."
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    NV55, Jun 13, 2006
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    further proof that G80 / NV50 has over half a billion transistors


    http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showthread.php?p=775737#post775737


    Q: When's your next gen part?


    Mike Hara, VP Investor Relations on 5/24/2006:

    A: "Well, you know GPUs are getting so large and so complex the timing
    of it is almost one of those things that the timing of it is 'it comes
    out when it comes out'. . .as much as you try to plan it for a certain
    event it really is on a schedule that says 'when it's done it's done'.
    .. .now the reason why that works, at least for the high-end. . .the
    first high-end gpu that comes out. . .is because it is going to get
    purchased by enthusiasts who really don't care if it is Christmas, the
    middle of summer, or spring. If it has a discernible advantage over the
    last gpu, they'll buy it. So our schedule right now on the next
    generation GeForce [Hmm, that's the first time we've heard them confirm
    it is still 'GeForce'?] is going to be second half, and the objective
    is to hit it for 'back to school'. But fundamentally we're really just
    targeting second half. Which means that the current GeForce 7 family,
    with the exception of the high-end, is really the family you're going
    to see in the back to school cycle. [So what I got out of that: if next
    spin goes well, they hit 'back to school' for a high-end part. If not,
    it'll be later. And no full family simultaneous launch.] But this one
    is. . .we kind of describe it inside the company as. . . 'this is
    probably the biggest architectural change in the company's history from
    one generation to the next' [Hmm!] I'll give you a little bit of
    insight. . .this device is going to be over half a billion transistors
    large. It will, without doubt, be the most complex device being built
    in the semi-conductor business today. So the current schedule right now
    is to have it in the second half. And we'll do typical, which is a
    'hard launch', which means we'll launch it when it's actually available
    in retail."


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    nv55, Jun 14, 2006
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