We heard word a short while ago from our contacts in the Far East that Fermi may very well be delayed even longer than the initial launch estimate in January. We reported last week that the goal for nVidia was to launch the product on some level at CES with reviewer kits to go out shortly afterwards. Our sources tell us today that the Fermi Build Kits were meant to go to AIBs last week but nVidia has missed this time frame. They also told us that “Gemini” is meant to be the code name for the new dual GPU Fermi card although nVidia are not confirming this.
Going on this and other inside information passed to us at the weekend it appears that the initial launch date in January may very well be pushed back until March or possibly even early April. Giving solid dates for the launch is going to be hard as nVidia seem to be running into more issues every week.
Unfortunately for AMD they are still not in a position to capitalise on this as there are virtually no stocks anywhere of the 58xx series. I guess you guys could get a few 5770’s and run them in Crossfire?