TechConnect Magazine has spotted several unreleased GeForce 400 series cards listed in NVIDIA’s latest 259.47 driver, released on Windows Update. The list cover desktop cards in the GTS 400 and GT 400 series, and a full range of upcoming mobile GPUs in the GTX 400M and GT 400M series.

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TechConnect Magazine has spotted several unreleased Geforce 400 series
cards listed in Nvidia’s latest 259.47 driver, released on Windows
Update. The list cover desktop cards in the GTS 400 and GT 400 series,
and a full range of upcoming mobile GPUs in the GTX 400M and GT 400M
series.

A full list of the unreleased cards is as follows: 

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0E23.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GTS 455

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DC4.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DC5.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DC0.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 440

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DE1.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 430

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DE2.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 420

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0E30.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DD2.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DD3.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DF2.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M” 

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DF0.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DF3.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DF1.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M

 - NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.01 = “NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M

 The first card on the list, the GTS 455 has previously been rumoured as a crippled GF104 card, while other rumours suggest a higher clocked GF106. The only card sufficiently documented is the GTS 450, whose details can be found here. Two GTS 450 variants are listed, which may indicate two variants with a slight specification difference, much like the two variants of GTX 460. The last three desktop cards are the GT 420, GT 430 and GT 440. All three are expected to be based on the GF108 GPU.

In the mobile arena, Nvidia’s release two performance products – GTX 470M and GTX 460M. Considering the poor reception for GTX 480M – given the unacceptable thermals of GF100 – we can expect these two products to be based on the GF104 GPU. There are no less than 7 GT 400M cards listed, which is an incredible number for what seems on paper fairly similar products. These are likely to be based on either the GF108 or a combination of GF108 and GF106.

Disappointingly, the leaked list does not mention the much rumoured follow-up GF104 products – a fully enabled GF104 GTX 475 and a dual-GPU GTX 490.

Reference: TCMagazine