PCGamesHardware have shot a few candid pictures of a GTX 400 series sample during a Cebit 2010 demonstration. The product was a GF-100-375-A3, signifying this is part of the latest, and presumably final, GF100 stepping, A3. The card was tagged as a Geforce GTX 375, so, it must have been an engineering sample from before the final nomenclature of Geforce GTX 470 and GTX 480.

It is of course a dual slot card, powered by one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-e power connectors. The outputs consist of two DVI and one HDMI ports.

More next page.


PCGamesHardware have shot a few candid pictures of a GTX 400 series
sample during a Cebit 2010 demonstration. The product was a
GF-100-375-A3, signifying this is part of the latest, and presumably
final, GF100 stepping, A3. The card was tagged as a Geforce GTX 375, so,
it must have been an engineering sample from before the final
nomenclature of Geforce GTX 470 and GTX 480.

It is of course a dual slot card, powered by one 6-pin and one 8-pin
PCI-e power connectors. The outputs consist of two DVI and one HDMI
ports.

Nvidia still have not demonstrated an official benchmark or revealed detailed performance and specifications information. A selected portion of the Supersled Demo was demonstrated, with no anti-aliasing. The GF100 card handled it well, barring minor lags in some challenging scenes.

You can find the pictures at PCGamesHardware.

Another leaked picture consists of the Geforce GTX 480’s minimum system requirements:

fermi psu Geforce GTX 400 pictures and information from Cebit 2010

The 6-pin + 8-pin requirement is confirmed, as we have seen on all demonstrated GF100 cards. What is rather startling, though, is the PSU requirement. The GTX 480 requires 600W – a full 100W more than the HD 5870, and just shy 50W off the dual GPU HD 5970. Nvidia recommends a 12V current rating of 42A. It is not clear if this requirement is for combined current of all 12V rails, or a every rail should feature 42A. In which case, the user might have to get a rather expensive single rail 600W PSU, with a minimum 12V current rating of 42A.

This latest information puts the GTX 480’s TDP at a rather saucy 250-275W, effectively dispelling rumours of a dual-GF100 release any time soon.

Of course, it is unknown if these are the final retail requirements, but pictures of the same requirements has appeared on multiple websites.

Reference: PCGamesHardware, Legitreviews