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New nVidia GPU to have 1.8 Billion Transistors

nVidia GT212 Rumors compiled

| Posted: Jan 5, 2009 3:23 pm

Despite the current issues surrounding nVidia's products the Green Team seems to be pushing forward with newer and faster GPUs. Nordic Hardware has put together some of the many rumors surrounding the GT212.

 

The GT212 (as most believe it will be called) will follow nVidia's usual monolithic single die solution. It should be manufactured using TSMC's 40nm process. The estimated number of transistors is a massive 1.8 Billion. Shaders are rumored to number 384.

 

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New nVidia GPU to have 1.8 Billion Transistors

Most seem to indicate that this chip will be made with the TSMC 40nm manufacturing process, but the exact specifications have remained clouded. According to a source to hardware-infos, the chip will trump the 1.4 billion transistors of GT200 with another 400 million adding up to 1.8 billion all in all. They also claim that the number of shaders will be upgraded to 384 by adding to extra clusters of shaders and upgrading each cluster from 24 to 32 shaders.

The number of TMUs will increase accordingly to 96, an additional 8 per extra cluster. The source also claims that NVIDIA will now get access to GDDR5 and will GT212 will have it.

 

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