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From Vr-Zone:

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VR-Zone has learned that Nvidia is preparing to shrink G92 process technology from 65nm to 55nm to better compete against the upcoming RV770. DigiTimes today reported that RV770 will come along by end Q2 which is about the same timeframe as the 55nm G92. Most probably, you will see RV770 based mobile parts first as notebook makers have already received RV770 samples for testing. Right now, we are able to confirm some 55nm G92 mobile parts coming up to pit against the 55nm RV770. Most likely, there are 55nm G92 for desktop parts too as Nvidia in desperate needs to lower cost and improve yield in the next couple of months ahead to stay in competition. In any case the 55nm G92 even with higher clocks can't match up against RV770, Nvidia will have to push ahead the schedule of next generation GT200.
From TcMag:

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While the RV770 and its (rumored) 40 to 100% performance increase over the Radeon HD 3800 series' RV670 has already been vaguely suggested, and is now looking more and more like a summer part which will power the first cards as soon as June, a die shrink of the G92 is something new.

As it turns out, the Green Graphics Goblin of Santa Clara is not happy because AMD has had 55nm-build chips since last year and it wants to fix its problem not by going to a psychiatrist but by developing 55nm GPUs of its own. Set to be manufactured by the one and only TSMC the 55nm G92 shrink is said to be prepared for a late Q2 / early Q3 release with the first iterations being for the mobile segment.

The 55nm updates will probably feature a few enhancements, with at least one being DirectX 10.1 support but for now, we can only sit and wait for more info to be leaked.
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post #2 of 15
You gotta admit, AMD had been ahead of the game process-wise
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post #3 of 15
nVidia is definitely in a pit of trouble i think.
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post #4 of 15
Great post I_ame. I agree; ati's going to get to get the RV770 to us first.
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post #5 of 15
Finally competition again.
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ATI, the Intel of graphics cards.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
You gotta admit, AMD had been ahead of the game process-wise
Maybe true, but now they need to get their processor lines up to speed as well
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God I hope they pull this off. I miss my Radeon 9800 Pro.
Well... It lasted me a good 4-5 years before biting the dust
and pretty much handled any game I threw at it. So here's
to hoping that the RV770 can actually best the GT200.
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Just as I make the switch to an 8800GTS from a 1900GT I see ATi pulling ahead again. I believe with all this crap with nvidia boards and not much new in the GPU world for a while I may just return to ATi with the forthcoming of new graphics cards probably around Q2-Q3.

Not a fanboy, just go for whatever is performing the best ATM. But to tell you the truth I do miss my ATi....
 
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That just means that AMD needs to get 45nm GPUs out the door quick to keep their process advantage. Makes me wonder why Nvidia didn't just shoot for 55nm in the first place with the 9xxx series.
    
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