Nvidia firms up Fermi spec

As we mentioned earlier, Nvidia has shared some new technical details on its next-generation graphics chippery, codenamed Fermi and now known as GF100,

The GPU will sport more than three billion transistors and be produced on TSMC's 40nm process, also used by rival, Daamit.

It will be loaded with with 512 cores, twice as many as the firm's current GT200 offering. Nvidia claims it will offer eight times the peak double-precision compute performance as the GT200. The first Fermi boards will include 512 execution cores, 48 render output processors and a 384-bit GDDR5 bus.

According to reports, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said in San Jose that the Fermi architecture would extend across the all Nvidia's GeForce, Quadro and Tesla ranges.

Fermi was announced in September 2009, but cards won't be launched before the end of February and are expected to go on sale in March.