Playstation chip starts at 90 nm

Sony Playstation 3 is due to arrive in Spring 2006 in Japan and Autumn 2006 in the US and the rest of the word.The initial Nvidia chip is likely to be built on 90 nanometre marchitecture. This is not such a surprise as ATI’s R520 will be a 90 nanometre chip and it’s scheduled for spring 2005. The R520 is 90 nanometre but even if R500 turns to be a 110 nanometre chip it will get shrunk to at least 90 nanometre.

News source: TheInquirer The initial implementation of Playstation 3 chip build by Nvidia is expected on 90 nanometre marchitecture. Initial chips are expected for first batch of Playstation 3 consoles.Nvidia won’t stop there as it plans to shrink the chip to 65 nanometre. The shocking news is that Sony might build 65 nanometre chips in its own fabs.

There is more shocking news that might happen later in the Playstation 3’s life.Sometime in 2007. Nvidia might manage to shrink down the core to use a 45 nanometre manufacturing process. Imagine this chip would be twice as small as the original and initial Playstation 3 core.


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