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Appeared on: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Nvidia Teases With Picture Of Upcoming GF100 Fermi Graphics Card

A picture of a Fermi based Geforce product rendering graphics was officially published today online by Nvidia, just the same day as AMD's Radeon HD 5970 release.



The picture was posted posted on Nvidia's Facebook page. According to the page, it is a GF100 product running Unigine's Heaven DX11 benchmark. GF100 is the codename for the first GeForce GPU based on the Fermi architecture.

This is the first official picture of Nvidia's first DirectX 11 GPU, five months later than AMD, who showcased its Radeon HD 5800 solution at Computex Taipei 2009 last June.

The first Fermi based GPU for desktop is expected to be implemented with 3.0 billion transistors, will feature up to 512 SPEs, organized in 16 SMs of 32 cores each. Each SM has a fully pipelined integer arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and floating point unit (FPU). The GPU has six 64-bit memory partitions, for a 384-bit memory interface, supporting GDDR5 DRAM memory.

The new Fermi chip will be made using 40nm process technology at TSMC, and the first Fermi-based consumer (GeForce) products are expected to be available first quarter 2010.


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