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CHIP FOUNDRY TSMC has announced that its 28nm process node has entered volume production.

A number of TSMC's customers have been eagerly waiting for the firm to ramp up its 28nm process node, including AMD, Nvidia and Qualcomm. Both AMD and Nvidia rely on TSMC to bake their graphics chips and both firms were on hand to offer supportive comments.

Matt Skynner, corporate VP and general manager of AMD's GPU Division said, "We applaud TSMC's success bringing a robust 28nm process to market, and we look forward to leveraging the benefits of this new process when we ship our next-generation discrete graphics products." And Jeff Fisher, SVP of Nvidia's Geforce Business Unit said, "Our close collaboration in developing 28nm processors will once again deliver the most energy-efficient GPUs and highest-performance graphics processors on the market."
Good news! The gtx 600 series looks like it is coming much sooner than thought. Hopefully this will mean a Q1 release short after AMD's release to competitively compete. Can't wait to buy a GTX 680!

Source: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...ume-production
 
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I had read a few days ago that TSMC finally got their 28nm process down. Good news indeed. Ill need to upgrade my x6 before i do a videocard upgrade. Otherwise im just bottlenecking

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I expect atleast big gains in the next gpu release from atleast one of the big two.
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well 680 is supposed to have 50% more cuda cores than 580 as well as about a 20-30% in extra clock speed than 580 while making architecture improvements as well. I would not be surprised if it was on par or very close to Sli 580's

I am VERY excited for the 680's
 
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Bracing for another round of NoDrivers and Housefires 2.0. I'll just be over here enjoying my 560 Ti while the early adopters help iron out all the kinks
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I'm on board if Swiftech releases a bracket for my MCW82 blocks. Better if it's already compatible. These chips under water would be really nice.
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Darn, I thought my SLI 580s would last me a bit longer than this.

Let's hope for epic speeds and low heat/noise.
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Bracing for another round of NoDrivers and Housefires 2.0. I'll just be over here enjoying my 560 Ti while the early adopters help iron out all the kinks
Me too

I'll be getting the GTX 780 or AMD 8970 a year and a half from now.
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I had read a few days ago that TSMC finally got their 28nm process down. Good news indeed. Ill need to upgrade my x6 before i do a videocard upgrade. Otherwise im just bottlenecking

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not really. you really dont need a very powerful cpu for gaming. its mostly on the graphics card. even if the 6xx series does bottleneck you a little you can just overclock it some more
also games are barely starting to utilize 4 cores. 6 cores would be kind of pointless
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not really. you really dont need a very powerful cpu for gaming. its mostly on the graphics card. even if the 6xx series does bottleneck you a little you can just overclock it some more
also games are barely starting to utilize 4 cores. 6 cores would be kind of pointless
2500k outdoes me in gaming. But I also do a lot of videowork on the side (as well as graphic arts) and having an intel platform would be a lot nicer. Here's to intel in the future! But you're right, currently, it's not a noticeable difference.
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