NVIDIA will received the early silicon of Kepler without delay from its manufacturing partner later in 2011. The company confirmed it will not be shipping any final Kepler-based products this year. The scheduled launch of such products will only be in 2012.
"Although we will have early silicon this year, Kepler-based products are actually scheduled to go into production in 2012. We wanted to clarify this so people wouldn’t expect product to be available this year," said Ken Brown, a spokesman for NVIDIA, in an email statement.
This latest statement was made in response to an earlier report where according to NVIDIA co-founder Chris Malachowksky, the next generation Kepler GPU will ship by end of this year; however, he did not say that the new chips will actually become available commercially though. For additional details, please read the full article here.