Die-shot of Nvidia’s GT200 core leaked
Due to its large die size on 65nm process technology, the yield rate will be poor and that drives costs up. CJ told us that cost of making a GT200 die is about $100-120 which is very high so Nvidia will need to drive costs down. INQ has suggested a 55nm version of GT200 coming in September to drive costs down which is line with our previous speculation. It is almost impossible for Nvidia to come out with a GX2 card on GT200 with the current TDP but we don’t see much of an issue with AMD coming out with R700 so the performance graphics war might tilt to AMD’s favor in late Q3.