Nvidia reveals monster new graphics chip

by admin October 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

3bn transistors, architected for unimaginable processing power

Nvidia’s bombastic boss Jensen Huang lifted the lid last night on the firm’s latest graphics chip. The new GPU, codenamed Fermi, will pack around three billion transistors and be at least twice as powerful as the best chip Nvidia currently offers.

In an usual move at Nvidia’s GPU Tech Conference, Huang revealed much of the new chip’s architecture despite the fact that it’s not expected to go on sale until at least the first quarter of 2010.

The key facts go as follows. Fermi will be a 40nm chip with full support for Microsoft’s DirectX 11 API. So far, so like AMD’s new Radeon HD 5870, a GPU you can already buy today.

Read more: techradar.com