- Dec 10, 2010
Can you tell me why in brief please.
More so than that, they wanted better pricing from TSMC, so started going with Samsung to try and get TSMC to keep nVidia's business at a lower cost to nVidia. TSMC said "nope". Which left nVidia stuck with Samsung. They did manage to get enough 7nm capacity (at full price) for A100. But the consumer cards all ended up on Samsung. But I don't think they ever intended to use 7EUV, as I don't think its compatible with 8nm process they ended up with (Which is a modified 10nm process).They wanted to use SS7 EUV, but yields weren't good enough. Presumably they just took the SS8 design that is being used for GA107/GA108 and scaled it up, rather than say porting it to TSMC which would mean next year.