ATI and NVIDIA Question 80u
DigiTimes reports that both ATI and NVIDIA are questioning the maturity of the new 80u process and will instead, continue using 90u production for all currently shipping cards. A number of new meainstream GPU's from ATI were destined to launch ausing the new 80u process. NVIDIA has not yet committed to using the 80u process so the impact there is quesitonable. Regardless, it appears as though any GPU intended to be made at 80u will now initially be made at 90u for a period of time. Unfortunately, we do not yet know if this process change will have any adverse effects on launch dates.