Bulk Fermi version should appear by June - if there are no delays

Friday, March 26, 2010

It is known that the Fermi architecture is flexible enough to be implemented in a completely different products. For example, now fans NVIDIA ticking last hours remaining before the official release of the GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce GTX 480. These powerful adapters, recall, relate to the community of gamers and computer enthusiasts and are based on 40 nm chip GF100 (Fermi) with 448 and 480 kernels CUDA respectively.
However, the Fermi architecture may well be applied in a less powerful GPU, with, for example, 256 or 128 shader cores. Such solutions may find application in low-cost graphics cards designed for the mass consumer, while delivering technology to support DirectX 11. In addition, the Fermi function can be "implanted" in the mobile chip.

According to informed sources, low-cost version of the architecture Fermi should appear this summer, probably in June. However, if you remember how many times endured NVIDIA GeForce GTX issue accelerators 470 and GeForce GTX 480, which was expected to debut as early as last November, can not be sure of anything. We can only hope that the expectation of massive video cards based on the Fermi did not extend over many months, and we will be able to see these products, at least in the third quarter of this year.