2011 is shaping up to be a good year for Nvidia as the company reaches the one billionth GeForce GPU milestone mark. Note that the achievement states 1 billion GPUs shipped, not just manufactured.
Who knows how many chips Nvidia currently has :).
Nvidia sends it’s thanks to everyone of it’s customers and to it’s new partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).
The company shares a few interesting facts about the size of 1 billion GPUs:
If you lined the chips all up in a row
* They would wrap around the world more than twice
* They’d stretch across 315,000 American Football fields or 275,000 Soccer fields
* You’d need the entire population of Shanghai, China standing on each others’ shoulders to match it
Now if only Nvidia offered a price drop to celebrate I’ll switch in no time :).