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nvidia's fermi to be +$500

sage69sage69 Member Posts: 40

www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2010/1/21/nvidia-gf100-fermi-silicon-cost-analysis.aspx

 

-Fermi's A2 yield is only 25%, which puts the chip price at $200+, meaning the card will almost certainly be $500+

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  • ThenariusThenarius Member Posts: 1,106
    This was expected, yet I wonder if they'll release any "lesser" new-generation cards.
    5770's and 5850's are selling like cakes at the moment, yet they spend so much time focusing on the highest high-end and ignoring the rest.
    I'm aware that Nvidia could sell them for 200$ and survive with no problems(because they are the undisputed leaders in the business market)but that's just anti-competitive.
    Not to mention, most users don't really need that much computing power.
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,412

    nVidia has been testing the manufacturing of 40nm for some time by remanufacturing older models on a smaller die size and calling it something like the GTS240.  I think this time around they can get to the midrange parts sooner then half a years time based on the architecture model of the GF100.  All you have to do is take out one of those SP groups and you have a smaller die with similiarly smaller amount of SPs.  Since each SP group on the GF100 architecture has nearly a complete GPU on it its plausible with some editing to the memory controllers.

    Also they could pull an AMD, if they get a die thats dead on x-SPs they just rebrand it as a smaller division card.

  • dfandfan Member Posts: 362
    Originally posted by Thenarius

    This was expected, yet I wonder if they'll release any "lesser" new-generation cards. 5770's and 5850's are selling like cakes at the moment, yet they spend so much time focusing on the highest high-end and ignoring the rest. I'm aware that Nvidia could sell them for 200$ and survive with no problems(because they are the undisputed leaders in the business market)but that's just anti-competitive. Not to mention, most users don't really need that much computing power.

    Fermi gonna be an expensive move for nv, they can't compete against ati in prices since the enormous card costs so much more to manufacture.

  • AmazingAveryAmazingAvery Age of Conan AdvocateMember UncommonPosts: 7,188

    I dont doubt the price, but I believe they are on A3 refresh aren't they?

    I would think $499 to $599 for the GF100. Well right now an average prices 5870 is $450 here in Canada and a 5970 close to $700. That is a $250 difference to go dual on 1 card.



  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856

    nvidia fermi will have been 7 month later then ati (if ever they can lunch in march_

    ati must be rubbing their hands together

    intel must be laughing maniacly since intel IS in 32 nm even amd wont catch that anytime soon.

    so intel only thing left for them to do is actually do a 32 nm graphic card or whatever idea they bring

    one thing thing is sure only one company can scare ati lead and it isnt nvidia.

  • sage69sage69 Member Posts: 40
    Originally posted by drbaltazar


    nvidia fermi will have been 7 month later then ati (if ever they can lunch in march_
    ati must be rubbing their hands together
    intel must be laughing maniacly since intel IS in 32 nm even amd wont catch that anytime soon.
    so intel only thing left for them to do is actually do a 32 nm graphic card or whatever idea they bring
    one thing thing is sure only one company can scare ati lead and it isnt nvidia.

     

    www.tomshardware.com/news/28nm-CPU-GPU-Globalfoundries,7543.html

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