GT218: Nvidia's first 40 nm GPU on low-profile graphics cards
The first specifications of Nvidia's GT218 and a schematic diagram of the graphics card layout have surfaced on the web.
Schematic diagram of a GT218 based graphics card.
According to VR-Zone the first GT218 based graphics cards are expected around the Cebit - early March - the availability for the retail market is scheduled for April. With frequencies of 550 MHz for the GPU and 1,375 MHz for the Shaders, the clock speeds are said to be on the same level as those of the Geforce 9500 GT. The 512 MiByte GDDR3 RAM is connected to the GPU with 64 lanes and is supposed to run at 800 MHZ. Additional details about Shader-ALUs, texture units and ROPs are currently not available. The GT218 based graphics cards will feature Dual Link DVI (up to 2,560 x 1,600 pixels), Display Port and a VGA port.
The GT218 graphics processor is said to come in TSMC's latest 40 nm structure. The SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) of the GT218 are entry-level cards, as the schematic diagram empathizes. If the dimensions on the diagram are correct the chip will be rather tiny.
We found the information at VR-Zone. As usual Nvidia is not commenting on unannounced products.