Kepler-based GPU by NVIDIA to ship in 2012, not in 2011
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.