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Nvidia Fermi GF108 GPU Die Shots Leaked Too

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

Yet another Nvidia GPU creeps out.

Yet another leaked Nvidia GPU is somewhere out there. This time it's the GF108 chip, which should be another variant of the Fermi family.

This picture, snapped and posted on XtremeSystems forums, shows an unblurred out version of the GF108, A1 revision. We gather that the card was seen in Hungary, given the forum poster's location and the 100 forint coin.

The die size measures an estimated 130 mm2 which may point to the GF108 being half of a GF106, possibly giving it 96 SPs. There are also four memory chips in the front, and possibly four more in the back for a 128-bit memory interface. Interestingly, the chips are DDR3, not DDR5, which could put this straight to the entry level.

(via VR-Zone.)

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    carlhenry , August 9, 2010 6:30 AM
    wish this would be an htpc gaming card! hopin' to have a 9600gt-ish running on a 220w psu...
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    darthvidor , August 9, 2010 6:16 AM
    hoping to see the product get a similar price/performance when the 9600gt came out.
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    darthvidor , August 9, 2010 6:16 AM
    hoping to see the product get a similar price/performance when the 9600gt came out.
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    amdfangirl , August 9, 2010 6:21 AM
    At a lower power consumption point too please! :p 
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    carlhenry , August 9, 2010 6:30 AM
    wish this would be an htpc gaming card! hopin' to have a 9600gt-ish running on a 220w psu...
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    archange , August 9, 2010 6:33 AM
    Agreed, this looks like entry level.
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    Poisoner , August 9, 2010 6:45 AM
    If it is half of the GF104, its still going to be a huge die. The GF104 is bigger than the HD 5800 series die.
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    Fetal , August 9, 2010 7:06 AM
    :) 
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    marraco , August 9, 2010 7:48 AM
    I bet it's the GTS 250 replacement.
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    welshmousepk , August 9, 2010 7:58 AM
    looks tiny. GTS220-240 perhaps?
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    marraco , August 9, 2010 8:36 AM
    welshmousepklooks tiny. GTS220-240 perhaps?

    Considering the number of shaders (96), and some improvement, I think that it probably matches the 128 shaders of the GTS 250.
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    bebangs , August 9, 2010 9:36 AM
    hoping that it can support 3monitor surround gaming.
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    dragonsqrrl , August 9, 2010 9:51 AM
    PoisonerIf it is half of the GF104, its still going to be a huge die. The GF104 is bigger than the HD 5800 series die.

    He said half of gf106, not gf104... gf106 is rumored to be half of gf104 at 192 SP's, which would give gf108 1/4 the SP's of gf104.
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    gagyilaszlo , August 9, 2010 9:52 AM
    That's a coin for 100 forints. What is the newest nvidia GPU doing in Hungary ?
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    dragonsqrrl , August 9, 2010 9:55 AM
    bebangshoping that it can support 3monitor surround gaming.

    ummm... not likely. Even if it supports surround gaming, the gf108 probably wouldn't be able to handle it very well.
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    rohitbaran , August 9, 2010 10:02 AM
    Quote:
    The die size measures an estimated 130 mm2 which may point to the GF108 being half of a GF106, possibly giving it 96 SPs. There are also four memory chips in the front, and possibly four more in the back for a 128-bit memory interface. Interestingly, the chips are DDR3, not DDR5, which could put this straight to the entry level.

    Looks more like a crippled G92.
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    Tamz_msc , August 9, 2010 10:05 AM
    Wow, Nvidia seems to be making up for the delays quickly.
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    mikewong , August 9, 2010 10:06 AM
    My eyes are still on the GTX460, unless there is a dual GPU coming out based on the GF104.
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    Alvin Smith , August 9, 2010 10:50 AM

    Dear ZOTAC, (open letter, here),

    I just purchased two of your passive-cooled (silent/fanless) GT240 for my current prosumer edit build.

    Now, even before I could slap this rig together, the "Baby FERMIs" are hitting the channel.

    Question: What is the most powerful "Baby FERMI" that can be passively cooled?

    I'll be watching the channel, for your reply.

    =Impatient =
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    feeddagoat , August 9, 2010 11:15 AM
    The only segments left to fill or replace is the HD5770/GTX260, HD5750/GTX250 and then a couple of very low/silent cards for the 9800gt and 9600/240 side of things. Hopefully they can shave of a few extra watts and lower the TDP to make a silent card. Any budget card I've included has either been for an office PC to allow extra monitors or to aid with video playback in which case the lower power and passive wins. If the GF108 shaves a bit extra off it would put it in the running in my ees from the 3 outputs and low power of ati cards
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    eddieroolz , August 9, 2010 11:26 AM
    Wow, NV may have delayed Fermi for a long time but now that the first few chips are out, the floodgates have opened wide!
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    nforce4max , August 9, 2010 12:35 PM
    This is the death nail to any thing less than a 9600gt in terms of performance. 9600 gso (48sp) is like ice cream, easily melted.
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