Nvidia to shrink G92 to compete with RV770
VR-Zone has learned that Nvidia is preparing to shrink G92 process technology from 65nm to 55nm to better compete against the upcoming RV770. DigiTimes today reported that RV770 will come along by end Q2 which is about the same timeframe as the 55nm G92. Most probably, you will see RV770 based mobile parts first as notebook makers have already received RV770 samples for testing. Right now, we are able to confirm some 55nm G92 mobile parts coming up to pit against the 55nm RV770. Most likely, there are 55nm G92 for desktop parts too as Nvidia in desperate needs to lower cost and improve yield in the next couple of months ahead to stay in competition.
The latest information has cited that the GT200 has been pushed back to quarter three, possibly due to poor yields. If this be the case, Nvidia’s GPU dominance will soon be short lived, and AMD’s predicted 50% market share by the end of the year will become more feasible. For reference, the RV770 yields are apparently very good.