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Old Jul 30, 2002, 05:54 PM   #5
Peter S
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I simply cannot believe this news. I thought the NV30 was far closer to production than this! How long does it usually take to go from tape-out to a final production board? Could this late tape-out have anything to do with the .13u problems they're having with TSMC or is this the result of last minute changes to counter the confirmed specs of the R300?

I really feel sorry for Nvidia's engineers and driver programmers; they're going to be burning the midnight oil from now until those NV30 chips are shipped out the door to manufacturers.

This is fantastic news for ATI.
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