Nivida has confirmed that it will not be shipping its next generation GPU this year.
Things have been very quiet on the next-gen GPU front recenty, as we mentioned in our recent podcast
. However, the news, which is sure to disappoint Nvidia fans hoping to ask Father Christmas for some new shiny silicon before the year is out, was confirmed by Ken Brown, a spokesman for Nvidia over on Techspot
Keplar - the codename for the successor to Nvidia's current GPU architecture, Fermi, and Nvidia's effort at nailing the 28nm manufacturing process, will not be landing on shelves until 2012
Mr Brown stated 'Although we will have early silicon this year, Kepler-based products are actually scheduled to go into production in 2012. We wanted to clarify this so people wouldn’t expect product to be available this year'
Meanwhile, the rumour mill hasn't exactly been hard at work regarding AMD's Southern Islands HD 7000-series GPUs. We reported earlier this year
about production beginning this summer, and that the new GPUs will include PCI-E 3
however there's little to go on to confirm a 2011 launch for the red team either.
Are you waiting for the next generation of graphics cards or are you happy with your current hardware? Do you think this will change with release of games such as Battlefield 3
? Let us know in the forum