[Rumour] Geforce GTX 400 Series details (Performance, pricing, etc.)

Turkish website DonanimHaber have got their hands on more information about Nvidia’s much anticipated (and much delayed) Geforce GTX 400 series. First off, the Geforce GTX 470 will end up 20-25% faster than the previous-generation Geforce GTX 285. That would put it somewhere between the Radeon HD 5850 and the Radeon HD 5870. Unfortunately, the price is rumoured to be $500 at this early stage, which is simply astronomical considering the competition.

The faster Geforce GTX 480 will retail at $600, and should end up faster than the much cheaper HD 5870, though by very little. Needless to say, the HD 5970 will end up much faster than the GTX 480. The GTX 480 is expected to have similar power consumption to the HD 5970, closing in on the PCI-e barrier of 300W.

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Turkish website DonanimHaber have got their hands on more information
about Nvidia’s much anticipated (and much delayed) Geforce GTX 400
series. First off, the Geforce GTX 470 will end up 20-25% faster than
the previous-generation Geforce GTX 285. That would put it somewhere
between the Radeon HD 5850 and the Radeon HD 5870. Unfortunately, the
price is rumoured to be $500 at this early stage, which is simply
astronomical considering the competition.

The faster Geforce GTX 480 will retail at $600, and should end up faster
than the much cheaper HD 5870, though by very little. Needless to say,
the HD 5970 will end up much faster than the GTX 480. The GTX 480 is
expected to have similar power consumption to the HD 5970, closing in on
the PCI-e barrier of 300W.

Something about a dual GTX 470 card was mentioned – which was lost in translation. A dual GPU card will be highly unlikely, considering the GTX 480 is rumoured to be consuming nearly 300W. It would seem like the GTX 480 will barely beat the 1+ year old GTX 295, at a higher price (than the GTX 295 in 2009), with about the same power consumption.

None of this news is much of a surprise, and is right in line with all the gloomy rumours surrounding GTX 400. We would certainly hope that there is little truth in such rumours, and that the GTX 400 series ends up being a strong competitor to the HD 5800 / HD 5900 series, but that just seems like wishful thinking at this stage. At the same time, let us not underestimate Nvidia’s marketing might.

Reference: DonanimHaber

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