Selected Nvidia partners will unveil Nvidia’s next-generation GF100 based flagship, the Geforce GTX 480 at Cebit, which runs from March 2nd to March 6th. Official release is expected towards the end of March, though widespread availability might slip to April, assuming there are no more mishaps.

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Selected Nvidia partners will unveil Nvidia’s next-generation GF100 based flagship, the Geforce GTX 480 at Cebit, which runs from March 2nd to March 6th. Official release is expected towards the end of March, though widespread availability might slip to April, assuming there are no more mishaps.

A cheaper, cut down GF100 based GPU, the Geforce GTX 470, is scheduled to be launched alongwith the Geforce GTX 480. Details about the GTX 470 are sparse, though consensus rumours suggest 448 shaders and 320 bit memory, crippled from GTX 480’s 512 shaders and 384 bit memory interface.

There is still very little information on the GF100 derivative chips, as well as a dual-GF100.

After nearly half a year of constant delays, let us hope Nvidia can get the GTX 470/480 out in widespread release without any more troubles. Performance seems to be promising, though price competitiveness and product positioning is an entire issue altogether. 

Reference: Fudzilla