Saying Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GT has become popular would be an understatement. However, supply of the card has been spotty ever since its launch, and prices are inflated as a result. The advent of the company's GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB shouldn't help matters, either, since it's based on the exact same G92 graphics processor.
In light of these problems, DigiTimes says Nvidia is in talks with chip foundry TSMC over the eventual increase of G92 graphics processor shipments for next year. Quoting a report from Taiwan's Commercial Times, which itself sources insiders at equipment suppliers, DigiTimes explains that Nvidia needs to increase orders of silicon wafers by 15% compared to the present quarter if it wants to ensure smooth supply of G92 chips for the first quarter of 2008.