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Nvidia Can't Afford 55nm Just Yet

If anyone questions why things are this way, the answer is quite simple. The NVIDIA G200 core consists of one point four billion transistors. And that is quite a great number when it comes to putting all those transistors on a chip manufactured using the 65nm lane process, mainly because the number of faulty chips per wafer would be a big one too.Before the launch, the chip was expected to become quite expensive, meaning $100-110, due to the fact that suggested yields were somewhere in the low 40%.

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