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It looks like things are going horribly wrong at TSMC, NVIDIA and AMD's principal foundry partner, with its 20 nm manufacturing process, which is throwing a wrench into the works at NVIDIA, forcing it to re-engineer an entire lineup of "Maxwell" GPUs based on existing 28 nm process. Either that, or NVIDIA is confident of delivering an efficiency leap using Maxwell on existing/mature 28 nm process, and saving costs in the process. NVIDIA is probably drawing comfort from the excellent energy-efficiency demonstrated by its Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 750 series. According to a 3DCenter.org report, NVIDIA's next mainline GPUs, the GM204 and GM206, which will be built on the 28 nm process, and "Maxwell" architecture, will tape out later this month. Products based on the two, however, can't be expected before Q4 2014, as late as December, or even as late as January 2015.

GM204 succeeds GK104 as the company's next workhorse performance-segment silicon, which could power graphics card SKUs ranging all the way from US $250 to $500. An older report suggests that it could feature as many as 3,200 CUDA cores. The GM204 could be taped out in April 2014, and the first GeForce products based on it could launch no sooner than December 2014. The GM206 is the company's next mid-range silicon, which succeeds GK106. It will tape out in April, alongside the GM204, but products based on it will launch only in January 2015. The GM200 is a different beast altogether. There's no mention of which process the chip will be based on, but it will succeed the GK110, and should offer performance increments worthy of being a successor. For that, it has to be based on the 20 nm process. It will tape-out in June 2014, and products based on it will launch only in or after Q2 2015.


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28 nm process here to stay this year then - i might have to bite the bullet and get another top end card now

I don't think i will worry too much about the 28nm if they can squeeze more out of it, after all more fps goes down well biggrin.gif
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Everyone who said 20nm Maxwell was coming this summer was wrong. I called it.
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GM200 better have DP 1.3 smile.gif
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edit: GM200 better have DP 1.3 smile.gif

It will, I called it first wink.gif
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If GM204 is coming out on 28nm, the chances of it supplanting the 780 Ti are slim. That means early Titan adopters will have had nearly 2 years with a top tier SKU before anything significantly better comes along.

The pricing sucked, but that's pretty amazing mileage for a video card.
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So a 780ti SLI or 780ti upgrade...makes sense at this time...
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If GM204 is coming out on 28nm, the chances of it supplanting the 780 Ti are slim. That means early Titan adopters will have had nearly 2 years with a top tier SKU before anything significantly better comes along.

The pricing sucked, but that's pretty amazing mileage for a video card.

Yeah as an early Titan adopter I've had my card for 14 months or so by now...

The funny thing is that by now I would have expected to have something to actually upgrade to but the only things that are better are 780Tis with voltage control, so basically only 780Ti classys. And even those are only marginally better.

I'm already more than ready to upgrade... but it looks like it wont be happening any time soon.
 
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If GM204 is coming out on 28nm, the chances of it supplanting the 780 Ti are slim. That means early Titan adopters will have had nearly 2 years with a top tier SKU before anything significantly better comes along.

The pricing sucked, but that's pretty amazing mileage for a video card.
yup, no way a GM204 28nm can beat GK110/780Ti let alone those classy OC edtion. Even with a mature process, I think GM204 is only clocked @ stock = 1.1-1.2GHz for reference model.

Most likely we see here is Nvidia gonna temp replace the high cost large die GK110 with the smaller GM204 (should we call it GTX TITAN speed with low power edition using maxwell architecture?).

Cutting the price back to $349-499 to win market over Hawaii chips. Then the GM200/GM210 will take on the higher end market later on with 20nm or 28nm.
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would also like to see sli via pcie 3.0.
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