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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 12:51:42 PM

If they have to have such a high defect free chip, SOI and GF may be the next maker of nVidia chips.
Already we know that TSMC is struggling with their 40nm process, and GF is currently running 45nm SOI, and 40nm is just a shrink from 45nm, not a true node, but a half node, and theyve been running it for awhile now.
Rumors running TSMCs 32nm process and their 28nm process is having troubles as well
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 1:17:13 PM

Quite an interesting article. Nvidia always make big chips but this time it has come back to bite them. On a bad process bigger chips will always have serious issues.

If anything needs to be learned, it's that smaller chips than can be x2'd are a much more viable proposition. Even Cypress is too big imo.
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December 8, 2009 1:31:23 PM

they just approved our fears
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 1:39:00 PM

Not sure why, but ATI isnt as susceptible to this
http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1366624&postco...

Wavey Davey knows all, hope he explains it.
So, no, I dont think this is why were seeing low 40nm numbers on ATI, and its still a wonder as to why theyre having troubles, tho there seems to be more product hitting the channel as of late.
But Fermi is a different animal, so this may be why its being delayed yet again for another spin
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