NVIDIA reveals Fermi's successor: Kepler at 28nm in 2011, Maxwell in 2

saint19

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Not a lot of details to be had, but NVIDIA wants you to know Fermi isn't the company's be-all, end-all GPU -- "hundreds of engineers" are already hard at work on Codename Kepler, expected to go to production this year and ship in 2011. Kepler's based on a 28nm process, we're told, and will thankfully deliver an estimated 3 to 4 times the performance per watt compared to Fermi, and hopefully run cool. If you built your last PC to last, however, you might wait for Maxwell in 2013, supposedly bringing a sixteen-fold increase in parallel graphics-based computing just two years after that, including advanced features like the ability to autonomously process some content independent of a CPU.

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What do u think?
 

Maziar

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Thanks for posting
Looks promising,but too bad there is word for specs(yet :D).
I sure hope so that they have a good power consumption,its the main feature Nvidia has missed in almost all GTX 4xx family.
 

JAYDEEJOHN

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Its to be expected.
nVidias current solution is very leaky, hot and somewhat underperforming because of the first 2 problems
Give Fermi a full shrink, HKMG, and itll be what they were hopimg for Fermi, but also a next gen one as well.
Sounds like a good product if all goes well
 

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That means next gen nVidia will be out late 2011, at the time of next-next gen of ATi card.

Does nVidia plan to do anything to respond to HD6xxx coming out next month?
 


Well its finally looking good for competition and hopefully prices :D.
As far as Nvidia responding to the 6 series, there still have yet to release a full fat GF104 cored card yet, the 460 has 7 of 8 SM's enabled.
Don't know if thats a yield issue or not or even if a 8 SM chip is viable/possible. Then there is the possability of dual chip cards so there are still a few possabilities for newer higher performing cards before they get to Kepler in 2011.

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Does Vaporware means its packing too much heat and it disingrated during the bechmarks A0-A1 Silicon so they need so new artic silver thermal putty on the market! Thats why you don't touch or mess with experimental gear! nvidia has a reputation for putting the heater on it cards aka 5800ultra and up! Ati has the Vortex Imploder Edition Cards, but Nvidia has Tesla and Turbine Heaters on it Cards! When's the Plasma Electro card being released or is that the Lucid HydraLogic's Card with the AMD Orochi Series Gear! Too much excitment in IT wheres the best place to hang out CA or TW?
 

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At the pace NV is making things, i dont see this coming to a market near you anytime soon. If they are starting developement in 2011, then Q4 2011-Q 2012 at best. The fact it shows Fermi starting at 2009 clearly shows they mean developement started at that time. I sure hope they can roll this out at or before the launch of 7xxx from AMD, otherwise, AMD turns into a mini intel in the GPU market, and the 7970 is $1000 :lol: Maxwell looks interesting, but we wont be seeing that for 3-4 years, but id like to know what they think will make it so impressive...
 
Great just what we all need no competition for ATI so that prices will sky rocket and little from Nvidia that can keep up for to long performance wise. Honestly all they can do is to continue to improve yields that is a pipe dream in it's self and improve efficiency which is another pipe dream.
 

JAYDEEJOHN

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Going to a new process is always a huge process for nVidia (no pun intended)
If they lean up their arch, and 28nm is a good process from the get go, then all may be good A few concerns about their approach/claims tho.
Fermi in 2009 wasnt, never was and didnt happen
Theyve yet to completely release all the Fermi cards as of now
Jensen.....sometimes I wonder
 

Mousemonkey

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That is more likely an admission that Fermi was slated for release in 2009 but it just didn't go according to plan, if it did start development in 2009 then Nvidia is way ahead of ATi in being able to go from development to working silicon and on to final product as it normally takes about eighteen months to two years.
 

JAYDEEJOHN

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Everyone remembers the 2900, released in April 2007, it ran hot, used alot of power, and didnt perform as expected, then 8MONTHS later, we had the 3870














PS Oh, and yea, it was released late as well
 

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"The move to the upside came with high volume; 40.98 million shares traded, 2 times NVIDIA’s average 90day volume of 20.5 million shares."

Kinda Odd?
 

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Huh?, If what I said is true then Fermi was in development from 2007/2008 but due to issues didn't appear until 2010 but as for the next gen, who knows?
 


Nothing much aside from Nvidia forced to try further metal layer respins to improve yields enough to ware they can sell fully enabled chips while at the same time lowering the amperage needed for power.
 

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They made announcements about inventory as well. You can read many things in to that. Sometimes its reporting manipulation other times it means they are selling well.
 

JAYDEEJOHN

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Id hope theyve sold their old inventory and are truly moving ahead.
As for getter more out of 40nm, who knows?
Rumors still running high on ATIs 6xxx series
No reason nVidia cant get some too
 

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