Based on the latest roadmap of quite a big graphics cards manufacturer we have seen, I can tell you that Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA Corporation plans to launch its next-generation graphics processors for enthusiasts, game developers and hardcore gamers in the second quarter this year.
The novelty we presently know as the code-named NV35 GPU is going to be a considerably improved GeForce FX 5800 (NV30) graphics processors with several modifications made in order to boost performance, yield and other obstacles that presently do not let NVIDIA to start selling its GeForce FX 5800 solutions in mass quantities.
At the moment there is not really a lot of information concerning the part, though, expect it to support up to 256MB of DDR-II SDRAM memory, DirectX 9.0 and above features and so on. Also the actual graphics cards may have rather fancy look, just like the predecessors, but, at least, let us hope that NVIDIA will give up its Flow FX cooling system that brings great annoyance all the time GPU accelerates 3D-graphics.
Keeping in mind that some stores expect the GeForce FX 5800 and GeForce FX 5800 Ultra to come only in April, I would assume the official launch of the NV35 is not likely to happen until May this year, while the actual cards will appear even later. Nevertheless, we can be sure that the GeForce FX 5800-series is going to have extremely short time of availability as the top in line graphics card.