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
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
Keeping up with Nvidia’s new found tradition of frequent rebrands, Nvidia has released three new GT 300 (not to be confused with GT300) cards – the GT 320, GT 330 and GT 340. As you may expect, GT 340 is just the same as a GT 240 – except it is only available as a
It is official – Nvidia’s much anticipated Geforce GTX 480 is all set to be unveiled at PAX East 2010 on March 26th 2010, at 6PM local time (at Boston, MA). However, the choice of words makes it unclear as to what kind of an “unveiling” this really is. Given the GTX 480s numerous “launches”
SemiAccurate have got hold of a few performance figures for the Geforce GTX 480. Earlier rumours indicated at the GTX 480 being upto 60% faster than the HD 5870. However, SemiAccurate’s sources report that the GTX 480, on average, will end up being a mere 5% faster than the HD 5870 at higher resolutions, despite
Nvidia’s upcoming Geforce GTX 400 series was expected to release some time in March. However, Nvidia claims the GTX 400 series will be released in Q1 2011 – which runs till April 30th, 2010. Reporters suggest mass availability has been delayed till Nvidia’s Q2 FY2011, which runs from May 2010 to as late as 31st
Nvidia may be without a competitive Geforce product. However, surprisingly, that has not stopped Nvidia from recovering in Q4 of Nvidia’s 2010, which lasts from October 26th, 2009 to January 31st, 2010. An impressive revenue of $982 million almost doubled compared to the recession hit Q4 2009 (i.e. Oct 26th 2008 to Jan 25th 2009).
A marketing director for Santa Clara-based NVIDIA is facing a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly told a flight attendant at San Francisco International Airport that he had a bomb in his jacket, prosecutors said Monday. It is a wonder how NVIDIA managed to find an empty spot for someone as insensitive to the raised airport
The annual Mobile World Congress kicked off in Barcelona, Spain on 15th February with a huge turn out of mobile professionals who came from all over the world. The four-day event will see announcements from various companies including Google, Microsoft and Samsung.
Nvidia’s latest product, Optimus, may sound like something out of a sci-fi film. What it is though, is Hybrid SLI switching done right. In the past, both an IGP and discrete GPU were present in select notebooks, offering both a boost in performance, as well as the ability to power down the discrete GPU to
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. More details next page.
The new ASUS laptops are going to be equipped with NVIDIA Optimus Technology that allows seamless transition between discrete and integrated graphics for enhanced viewing and longer battery life. The notebooks are scheduled to be available from March.