NVIDIA to launch G9 flagship in February?

Friday 30th November 2007, 11:11:00 AM, written by Geo

Digitimes is reporting that NVIDIA will launch a new generation with a flagship part in February of next year. The infamous "sources at graphics card makers" are cited for the tip. The report claims the new DX 10.1 GPU will be at 65nm; which, if true, would not be an advance against either their own G92 (already 65nm) or AMD's RV670 (55nm).

If true, a February '08 launch of a high-end card would be 16 months since NVIDIA's last new-gen flagship launch, G80, in November of 2006. The timing seems reasonable, but as always we remind our readers of "Geo's rule: Any reported launch that is more than 60 days in the future is still a crapshoot."
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Posted by Freak'n Big Panda on Friday, 30-Nov-07 21:23:50 UTC
I have a hunch that NV will execute on time with G90. The last part they didn't release on time was NV30.. which was a few generations ago.

Posted by pjbliverpool on Saturday, 01-Dec-07 00:45:05 UTC
So this isn't some crappy 65nm rehash of the GTX but a completely new generation GPU? I hope so, its well overdue. Still, I've got so completely used to the G80 being king of the hill, something that makes it look "last gen" is probably going to blow my mind! Can't wait.

Posted by Silent_Buddha on Saturday, 01-Dec-07 05:05:09 UTC
Quoting Freak'n Big Panda
I have a hunch that NV will execute on time with G90. The last part they didn't release on time was NV30.. which was a few generations ago.
Isn't Nvidia already late? Didn't they commit near the beginning of this year (2007) that they have moved to a yearly dev cycle rather than 9 month or 1.5 year cycle?

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SB

Posted by Arun on Saturday, 01-Dec-07 17:36:35 UTC
Quoting Silent_Buddha
Isn't Nvidia already late? Didn't they commit near the beginning of this year (2007) that they have moved to a yearly dev cycle rather than 9 month or 1.5 year cycle?
The cycle Jen-Hsun commited to in a CC a few quarters ago, which he claimed had always been their schedule even though AFAICT they never did anything similar, is to release a very minor refresh after 6 months, a minor refresh after 12 months and a major refresh after 18 months.

In this case, this seems to refer to the 8800 Ultra after 6 months, the 8800 GT after 12 months, and "something bigger" in Q2 next year. That doesn't match Digitimes' info, but it does match some other public rumours interestingly (D8E in Q1 and D9E in Q2...)

Posted by Pete on Saturday, 01-Dec-07 21:22:58 UTC
Quoting Freak'n Big Panda
I have a hunch that NV will execute on time with G90. The last part they didn't release on time was NV30.. which was a few generations ago.
Wasn't G70 a little late (but that didn't matter b/c R520 was a lot late)? Unless you mean late in relation to ATI, as opposed to their intended schedule.

Posted by Geo on Monday, 03-Dec-07 20:17:21 UTC
G80 was absolutely late. You can still quite easily find the thread where Uttar was excited in November of 2005 that Marv Burkett promised it for summer 2006.

Tho having said that, as a DX10 part it is entirely reasonable to ask how much of that shift was occassioned by MS shifting Vista from summer to the end of the year. But whatever the cause, it was definitely later than intended internally.

Posted by shiznit on Tuesday, 04-Dec-07 05:44:28 UTC
WTB, hopefully my 8800GT step up period lasts long enough.


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