Those looking to pick up the hottest piece of gaming gear at the end of this year, namely an Nvidia Fermi GT300 series card, are going to have quite the bleak and unhappy Christmas. According to DigiTimes, Nvidia is waiting until fiscal year 2011 (read: late January) to release this new gaming beast of a chip. The delay is disappointing to say the least. “Industry sources” had this to say about the matter:

Nvidia will ramp Fermi for three different product lines: GeForce, Quadro and Tesla in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, during a recent conference call with financial analysts. Huang’s statement means that Nvidia will only be able to start shipping its Fermi-based GPUs in 2010, instead of the end of 2009 as originally planned, the sources pointed out.

The short delay that is forecasted isn’t that bad but still, any delay is heartbreaking. What else are gamers who live on the bleeding edge supposed to do now…?

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