Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

NVIDIA's First DirectX 11 Accelerators are GeForce GTX 480 and 470

A tweet on NVIDIA's Twitter account reveals that the company's first DirectX 11 compliant consumer graphics products will be named GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470, against popular opinion that they could make for the GeForce GTX 300 series. The most likely reason for this could be that the company has released mobile graphics products under the GeForce GT 3xx series which are based on its GT21x series GPUs which are DirectX 10.1 compliant. It would be hence easier to make out that DirectX 11 products start in the 400 series.

The two are based on NVIDIA's GF100 GPU which physically has 512 CUDA cores (shader units), a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, and DirectX 11 compliance. While the GTX 480 is likely the full-featured part, it remains to be seen how NVIDIA carves out the GTX 470 SKU. An enquiry by AnandTech confirmed the authenticity of the Twitter account.Source: AnandTech
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81 Comments on NVIDIA's First DirectX 11 Accelerators are GeForce GTX 480 and 470

#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: yogurt_21
and seriously a tweet? absolutely moronic way of announcing product changes.
Why does it matter if such a bit of news comes in a 1000+ word press release or a 140 character tweet, as long as it's coming from a verified source?
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#3
OneCool
by: btarunr
Why does it matter if such a bit of news comes in a 1000+ word press release or a 140 character tweet, as long as it's coming from a verified source?
I kinda feel the same about it.Its very impersonal to use a Tweet imo.
I mean his son could have said that on his phone and we wouldnt know any different.

Whats the big deal with calling a well respected website and talking to them about it.

Hes announcing the name of a muti billion dollar product not getting hair cut.
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: OneCool
I kinda feel the same about it.Its very impersonal to use a Tweet imo.
I mean his son could have said that on his phone and we wouldnt know any different.

Whats the big deal with calling a well respected website and talking to them about it.

Hes announcing the name of a muti billion dollar product not getting hair cut.
No it's not. Such a thing doesn't require a press release. A tweet does the job. AMD announces many things over Twitter. Don't malign the medium, the content is what matters.
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#5
EastCoasthandle
Agreed, it's too informal and for the most part tweeter is not a respected place for product announcements. And, on the other hand indoctrination is not something most people tolerate, so they do question it. As we already know it's not always what you say but how you say it. Well IMO, the same goes for what information you provide. It's not the context of the information provided but where you provide it that matters.
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Of course, it's informal. But in its context, it doesn't require to be formal.

That aside, there's absolutely nothing doubting the authenticity of this information. Jen Hsun could sing "GTX 480" out of his bathroom, it still wouldn't change anything.
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#7
EastCoasthandle
It's about presentation and even in this technological age it still matters. I don't think the issue is about someone who you deem important providing accurate information or not. The same can also be said with any rumor for example. Again, some question principals that are viewed as part of indoctrination which is why it's being questioned. People do have their opinions on how information should be provided to them be it you view it in a formal vs informal manner or otherwise.
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#8
erocker
Nvidia already has DX10.1 parts with 3xx badges on them. It makes perfect sense they are using the 4 series moniker for these DX11 cards.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: EastCoasthandle
It's about presentation and even in this technological age it still matters. I don't think the issue is about someone who you deem important providing accurate information or not. The same can also be said with any rumor for example. Again, some question principals that are viewed as part of indoctrination which is why it's being questioned. People do have their opinions on how information should be provided to them be it you view it in a formal vs informal manner or otherwise.
To tell people that the first two GF100 SKUs will be called GTX 480/470, didn't require anything more than a tweet. Anyway, the press did its job by 'presenting' it to people like you who think a bloated release has greater impact than a tweet.

However, for me, this tweet conveyed the information. It came from a verified source. Authenticity of the news is not up for debate.

So there ends the matter.
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#11
DirectorC
by: HalfAHertz
Actually there's already a GTX360M and etc, and they're not even Dx10.1 capable... Just higher clocked G92 cores :o

Linkie: http://www.guru3d.com/news/nvidia-quietly-intros-new-series-300-mobile-gpus/
by: punani
According to the link the gtx 260 M performs better than the gts 360 M .. yes, gtx and gts but still VERY illogical IMO!!:wtf:

Can't wait to see some prices on fermi though :)
ATI kind of does this too and a little worse to boot. Their mobile 5800 series have 5700 series specs.
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#12
EastCoasthandle
by: btarunr
To tell people that the first two GF100 SKUs will be called GTX 480/470, didn't require anything more than a tweet. Anyway, the press did its job by 'presenting' it to people like you who think a bloated release has greater impact than a tweet.

However, for me, this tweet conveyed the information. It came from a verified source. Authenticity of the news is not up for debate.

So there ends the matter.
Authenticity wasn't what I was trying to convey here. But to only address the question you posted earlier regarding why it matter if the news came from tweet or not.
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#13
Steevo
This is just NV trying to make news. And a possible re-re-renaming of cards to generate more sales.

And no, that triple wasn't meant as a double. Nvidia really will go that far. really they are probably trying to build on the momentum of the ATi 4XXX series, hoping the 4 is a magic number.
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#14
Fourstaff
:eek: They are renaming before they released the products! :shadedshu

J/k
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#15
ShinyG
Actually, I'd rather get a verified Tweet than one of those crappy charts they used to have yesteryear!
So, we have a name, let's have a price and some performance numbers. I guess the next Tweet would be "Join us next week as we slowly reveal another small detail about the new architecture!"
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#16
troyrae360
So this Tweet if true would mean that all the die hard Nivida fanboys saying the NVIDIA GT3XX Series would better ATI's 58xx series would be %100 wrong!! :laugh:
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#17
Xiphos
by: yogurt_21

edit: and seriously a tweet? absolutely moronic way of announcing product changes.
what change?
GF100 was never officially named until now
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#18
W00ter
They should start naming their cards all one name and just put "mach" after it so a gtx295 would be a nvidia riva 128 mach 15.

Also Nvidia better put out a single gpu version that can blow away a 5970 or I'm gonna be pissed. I've been a Nvidia fanboi for a long time but the waiting is getting ridiculous.
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#19
troyrae360
by: W00ter
They should start naming their cards all one name and just put "mach" after it so a gtx295 would be a nvidia riva 128 mach 15.

Also Nvidia better put out a single gpu version that can blow away a 5970 or I'm gonna be pissed. I've been a Nvidia fanboi for a long time but the waiting is getting ridiculous.
LOL, just buy ATI atleast you'll be able to sleep at night knowing you have the best GPU and latest Tech avalable :)

I doubt they will release a single GPU that can blow away the 5970 :laugh: In saying that they have had at least half a year to catch up though, so it is possable.
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#20
W00ter
by: troyrae360
LOL, just buy ATI atleast you'll be able to sleep at night knowing you have the best GPU and latest Tech avalable :)

I doubt they will release a single GPU that can blow away the 5970 :laugh: In saying that they have had at least half a year to catch up though, so it is possable.
Never!!!!! I would use onboard graphics before ATI. :mad:
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#21
troyrae360
by: W00ter
Never!!!!! I would use onboard graphics before ATI. :mad:
Your loss :nutkick:
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#22
simlariver
I just can't keep up with these random naming scheme anymore. Are they taking me for an idiot ?
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#23
troyrae360
by: simlariver
I just can't keep up with these random naming scheme anymore. Are they taking me for an idiot ?
Yes
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#24
wahdangun
by: DirectorC
ATI kind of does this too and a little worse to boot. Their mobile 5800 series have 5700 series specs.
at least ati don't rename their card
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#25
W00ter
by: wahdangun
at least ati don't rename their card
Because they can't afford the new stickers to put on the old cards :p
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