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[Nordic] Nvidia desperate for 55nm GT200

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The fact is that many NVIDIA partners have been left out after G200, simply because of a lack of chips. And the partners that do get cards are not happy with the margins. NVIDIA is trying hard to get the 55nm "G200b" out as soon as possible, but it doesn't look like it will happen anytime soon. G200 at 55nm should be about 470mm2, which should make room for about 120 dies on a 300mm wafer. Hopefully this will push yields closer to 50%, but NVIDIA is probably going to be satisfied with above 40%.
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Anybody have a source on the yields ATi gets on the 4's?
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i wonder if any of the partners will jump ship and start making ATI cards? An EVGA 4870 would be nice.
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i wonder if any of the partners will jump ship and start making ATI cards? An EVGA 4870 would be nice.
Don't tease me....

EVGA and XFX ati cards would make my year.
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i wonder if any of the partners will jump ship and start making ATI cards? An EVGA 4870 would be nice.
I don't think any of the big Nvidia AIBs(BFG, EVGA, XFX) can jump ship, that would most likely go against their contract.

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IMHO there should have never been a 65nm GT200. They should have just lowered prices on G92 cards and then released 55nm GT200b and G92b when the process was mature and ready to go.
Edited by MasterKromm - 6/28/08 at 10:26am
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i wonder if any of the partners will jump ship and start making ATI cards? An EVGA 4870 would be nice.
Oh my, step-up to an ATi card, the awesomeness
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Wow, am I noob or is 40% really low? What is the yield on a CPU or others GPU's?
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EVGA ATI cards FTW
    
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Anybody have a source on the yields ATi gets on the 4's?
i think its 70%. If you need a source, i think its on an article in nordic hardware.

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Wow, am I noob or is 40% really low? What is the yield on a CPU or others GPU's?
Think of it this way, Nvidia makes 1000 chips, only 400 of em work.
ATI makes 1000 chips, 700 of em work.

Not sure what the exact numbers on CPU yields, but did you see that picture comparing the size of the GT200, RV770XT and Penryn? Nvidia's gpu is huge while the 45nm is minature compared to it. bigger chip, more room for errors. CPU's try to remain smaller for better performance unlike videocards, they try to stuff as much crap into their gpus.
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i wonder if any of the partners will jump ship and start making ATI cards? An EVGA 4870 would be nice.
Gainward already did.....
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