Expreview have leaked good quality pictures of XFX’s variant of Nvidia’s upcoming Geforce GTX 400 series cards, as well as the previously seen boxes. More next page
We have received the final specs for GeForce GTX 480 and 470 which are slated for official launch on March 26th 7pm US time. Coincidentally, an official photo of the GTX 480 has been leaked in our forums here : http://forums.vr-zone.com/news-around-the-web/586418-finally-official-picture-geforce-gtx-480-a.html GeForce GTX 480 : 480 SP, 384-bit, 250W TDP, US$499GeForce GTX 470 : 448 SP, 320-bit,
SemiAccurate reports that Nvidia have taped out their first GF100 derivative. Unlike the norm of releasing the top product first and releasing the entry level last, Nvidia are releasing the enthusiast level GF100 first, following it up with the entry level GF108, thus opening up a major gap of mainstream and performance products. More next
A forum member, emotion, at Chinese hardware website Ngacn.cc has leaked pictures of the much guarded GF100 die. They have also managed to flip open the heatspreader and clicked pictures of the die inside. Not only that, they even managed to measure the die size, which is now reportedly approximately 530 mm2. More details next
Nvidia’s Fermi/GF100 was officially announced as a 512 shader (or CUDA Cores) part at the high end. However, thanks to seemingly endless problems and delays, the poor yield rumours led to rumours that Nvidia would struggle to put out a complete 512 SP product. Bright Side of News now report that multiple AIB partners have
Pictures of a variety of GTX 470/480 packaging and boxes have been leaked online since Cebit 2010. Curiously, all these boxes have been pictured as closed. Fudzilla reports that while the boxes do exist, they are, in fact, empty. With just over 10 days to go to the big GTX 400 series “release”, Nvidia have
In a press release by Nvidia, the company announced that it will include the addition of Nvidia’s 3D Vision technology together with Epic Games’s Unreal Engine 3.
Initially expected to be rated at ~220W, Fermi/GF100′s troubled development meant rumours of as high as 280W was circulating around the internet by the time it was demonstrated at CES 2010. Of course, Nvidia denied these rumours. Following further information and leaks during Cebit 2010, against Nvidia’s precautions, a TDP of close to 300W for
Fudzilla is now reporting that the rumoured dual-GF100 card isn’t coming before end Q2 2010, at the earliest, contrary to their earlier reports. This comes as absolutely no surprise. In fact, the surprise will be if they could even manufacture such a card by Q3 2010! Given GF100′s thermal characteristics (Geforce GTX 480 is rumoured
Surprisingly, SemiAccurate have caught eye of a Geforce GTX 480 placed in a notebook. It is unclear as to exactly what this particular “GTX 480″ is, but it is unlikely to be a mobile part, unless a rebrand. This is not a first, however, as we have seen laptops feature the desktop Core i7 in
Following yesterday’s (or day before, depending on where you live) leak of the GTX 480′s PCB pictures, Computerbase.de have got their hands on both the GTX 470 and the GTX 480. At first glace, the GTX 470 appears to be noticeably shorter than the GTX 480. Also, the GTX 470 sports 2 x 6-pin PCI-e
Answering strong criticism following the recent Geforce GT 300 series releases, Nvidia have blamed large OEM outfits as the reason for Nvidia’s much criticized rebranding policies. The Geforce GT 330, for example, is based on the G92 chip, and has been known as no less than 8800 GT, 8800 GS, 9600 GSO, 9800 GT, GTS
Fudzilla’s sources claim the Geforce GTX 480 will end up at a mammoth TDP of close to 300W. To put this in context, ATI’s dual-GPU HD 5970 uses about that much power – with a TDP of 294W. The slower GTX 470 is rumoured for a 220W TDP. That is a massive 80W difference, and
Chinese website Pcinlife has leaked benchmarks of a GF100 based card simply titled “A Card” vs. the Radeon HD 5870. The two cards are compared in Crysis Warhead, Dirt 2 and Unigine. Interestingly, the products are mentioned as GTX 360/380, but this may be because the sample tested is an engineering sample, with an A2
The folks at Chiphell have been posting performance numbers on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470. Shown was a Futuremark 3DMark06 screenshot alongside some game test numbers. More pictures inside.
At long last, Nvidia’s elusive Geforce GTX 480 has been caught in the bare – by Tweakers.net at Cebit 2010, despite stringent security measures by Nvidia. However, the particular card photographed happens to be the A2 revision – whereas the final shipping stepping is expected to be A3. 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
Following several recent leaks of Geforce GTX 400 series prices, Nvidia have responded, stating: “NVIDIA and our launch partners have not released pricing or pre-order information yet. Any Web sites claiming to be taking pre-orders should not be considered legitimate.” The price rumours pegged the Geforce GTX 470 at $499, with the GTX 480 rumours
While Nvidia’s is releasing its high end Geforce GTX 400 series products on March 26th, possibly a paper launch, David White, CFO of Nvidia, is already talking about the mainstream derivatives of Fermi. “Fermi will show up as the GeForce and Tesla first and it will definitely show up first in the highest-performance configuration. Sometime
A Digitimes report claims that several AIB partners have reported that Nvidia still haven’t sent them complete reference designs for the Geforce GTX 400 series. The March 26th date was always expected to be a paper launch, so this news should come as no surprise. Widespread availability is expected in May, at the earliest, with