nVidia, the graphics tycoon, has developed a graphics chip (nVidia GeForce Go 7700) made with the first 80nm manufacturing process
, the thinnest to date of any graphics card process used. Nvidia's older chips with very similar specs were made via a 90nm process (nVidia GeForce Go 7600). There isn't a huge increase in performance in the chips yet (that I can tell), but the less energy consumed by the chips may help the prices drop a little for consumers and game-fanatics. Lower prices or even a slight decrease in heat is always welcome in the gaming business, and you never know, the new process may lead the way for smaller, better chips in the near future.