NVIDIA delays 20 nm Maxwell chips

NVIDIA delays 20 nm Maxwell chips

It appears that there are some good and some bad news on the horizon for users of powerful 3D graphics cards. According to the latest information that surrounds NVIDIA the US GPU maker has delayed the release of its first 20 nm GPU, used in the Maxwell family, for late 2014 and more likely for early 2015.

The reason for the delay is hidden in TSMC – a partner of NVIDIA which in fact makes all NVIDIA GPUs. TSMC is simply not ready for mass production of 20 nm chips. Although the company plans to start making 16 nm chips by the end of 2014, its 20 nm process is still not mature enough for production of very complex chips like modern GPUs.

This is definitely some bad news for NVIDIA as the company hoped it would release the Maxwell generation on the new 20 nm tech process but apparently this will not happen that soon. Current Maxwell cards are made on 28 nm tech process but the lack of 20 nm technology will likely make NVIDIA delay the release of additional Maxwell chips, hence video cards on the new technology will become popular only in late 2014 or in 2015.

Of course this is good news for AMD as this company still makes GPUs on 28 nm tech process. In addition owners of NVIDIA cards can rest assured that they will have modern GPUs for some more time.

Source: Wccftech

Related posts

Horse Haven World Adventures

Horse Haven World Adventures

The American Northwest is home to numerous small towns, uncountable ranches and farms and thousands of horses. It is the land where people go to, to experience freedom, nature and rural life. This is where a free Android game called Horse Haven World Adventures will take you, given you download...

Intel Core i7-3970X EE makes first appearance

Intel’s latest creation – the ultra fast Core i7-3970X EE processor has made its first appearance at a Singapore store, where the new computing monster cost around USD 1167. The new speed beast features six computational cores built on 32 nm process, running at 3.5 GHz base speed...

Pioneer Showcases the Worlds First THX Certified Blu ray Disc Player

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announces its Elite® BDP-09FD flagship model has become the world’s first Blu-ray Disc® Player to achieve THX® certification and that its Elite® EX Series in-wall speakers have attained THX Select2™ certification. These products complement Pioneer’s current...

Leave a comment