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

#1
3volvedcombat
by: W00ter
Because they can't afford the new stickers to put on the old cards :p
+1 to w00ters RAPE COMEBACK.


At least were not like ATI and over producing to many cards in 1 series.

Yeh thats what i said, How many diffrent cards are in the HD 4000 series and why on gods name do they need so many.

ATI 5000 series still wins. and w00ter you seem like a nvidia fanboy, i really like nvidia, but id rather use a HD 5850 then my GTX 260, sorry bro :D
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#2
EarlZ
ATI fanboys sounds like ATI has never renamed anything [rofl]

Its about time they fixed the naming scheme though as it was really getting out of hand, Im excited to see how much this chip roflstomps the 5870 and how much it can catch up to the 5970
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#3
EarlZ
by: 3volvedcombat
+1 to w00ters RAPE COMEBACK.


At least were not like ATI and over producing to many cards in 1 series.

Yeh thats what i said, How many diffrent cards are in the HD 4000 series and why on gods name do they need so many.

ATI 5000 series still wins. and w00ter you seem like a nvidia fanboy, i really like nvidia, but id rather use a HD 5850 then my GTX 260, sorry bro :D
Because a 5850 is a GTX285 ( 1:1 ) w/c consumes lesser power and has DX11 :D
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#4
troyrae360
by: W00ter
Because they can't afford the new stickers to put on the old cards :p
by: EarlZ
ATI fanboys sounds like ATI has never renamed anything [rofl]

Its about time they fixed the naming scheme though as it was really getting out of hand, Im excited to see how much this chip roflstomps the 5870 and how much it can catch up to the 5970
So who has the most powerfull GPU ever made on the market at at the moment and also has DX11? :confused:
by: 3volvedcombat
-1 to w00ters RAPE COMEBACK.:D
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#5
3volvedcombat
by: troyrae360
So who has the most powerfull GPU ever made on the market at at the moment and also has DX11? :confused:
HD 5970 its pretty obvios?

Im not a nvidia fanboy, read the post your quoating


Im all about the purple dude, and purple rapes!
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#6
Nick89
by: W00ter
Never!!!!! I would use onboard graphics before ATI. :mad:
ATI must have killed your parents. :(
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I expect $599 for GTX 480, $449 for GTX 470.
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#8
Nick89
by: btarunr
I expect $599 for GTX 480, $449 for GTX 470.
More like 649$ and 499$
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Nick89
More like 649$ and 499$
You're on, for 1 interweb cookie.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
by: btarunr
I expect $599 for GTX 480, $449 for GTX 470.
by: Nick89
More like 649$ and 499$
by: btarunr
You're on, for 1 interweb cookie.
I bet 3 Internets on bta.
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#11
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Why are people trying to look for a card to jump a whole generation of performance? No single card matches the 3870x2 till the next gen, and no card matched the 4870x2/GTX 295 till the next gen. To expect NV to jump a whole generation in power is crazy, sorry to break a bubble. I would hope their new card is better than a 5870, because with a 6 month lead, I would assume that ATI has a card sitting for the release date of NV's card that will be better than the 5870 also.
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#12
Hayder_Master
NVIDIA, just give us an f**king DX11 card and call it any damn shiiiit
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: hayder.master
NVIDIA, just give us an f**king DX11 and call it any damn shiiiit
your post just made me think of something hilarious.

Next gen Wii (Wii HD?) needs to use fermi for the GPU.

why? Wii... 'Firm' ... cough.
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#14

by: Fourstaff
:eek: They are renaming before they released the products! :shadedshu

J/k
Hahaha! This was a good one! :toast::laugh:
#15
JAYPersona
good they have a name now its only 5 months till they tell us it the "gtx 480" is gona drop
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#16
roast
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 agree, what does it matter?

Its not even very big news (or at least, I dont think so) so having a full-blown press release would be pointless, not to mention the fact it would piss people off. People just want to see cards at this stage, I cant imagine people hanging onto every word during a press conference about a name...
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: roast
I agree, what does it matter?

Its not even very big news (or at least, I dont think so) so having a full-blown press release would be pointless, not to mention the fact it would piss people off. People just want to see cards at this stage, I cant imagine people hanging onto every word during a press conference about a name...
if its all announced at onces, they get limited media coverage that dies off.

If they drag it out one little bit at a time, the name/product stays in media for longer, thus giving them greater public knowledge of the product, and making their investors shit their pants less over no new products in so long.
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#18
mdm-adph
by: btarunr
I expect $599 for GTX 480, $449 for GTX 470.
Yeah, but when?

The way Nvidia's going, inflation could be a factor here -- by the time fermi comes out the dollar could be worth a lot less. The GTX 480 might end up being $899 or something.
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#19
OnBoard
by: btarunr
I expect $599 for GTX 480, $449 for GTX 470.
by: Nick89
More like 649$ and 499$
I'm not believing in such a big difference in performance/price because of the naming. The second can't be too expensive though, so..

$549 $449 (and $349 for GTX 460 if/when they make one $299 for GTS 450 and $249 GT 440).
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#20
Rakesh95
Well this is a good start? right?
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#21
Wshlist
They really should set the fermi generation apart more instead of using the geforce name and just a higher number IMHO.
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#22
W00ter
Or maybe Nvidia has so many cards coming out all at once that they ran out of numbers in the 300's so they had to move to 400's, FLOOD THE MARKET!!!!! :rockout:
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#23
Wshlist
by: OnBoard
I'm not believing in such a big difference in performance/price because of the naming. The second can't be too expensive though, so..

$549 $449 (and $349 for GTX 460 if/when they make one $299 for GTS 450 and $249 GT 440).
The problem is that the die of those fermi's are huge, so the same space ATI can put 2 or even 4? chips nvidia can only use for one, and then there's less room of the round wafer for them because you can fit less large squares in a circle, and more chance that if there's a defect on it it ruined a bigger percentage of the output they produce, so basically they are forced to make the price high, and seeing the price of the HD5850 I don't expect any fermi to be cheaper than $370, unless they make a small core version later, but that will be less powerful and industry experts wonder if they even can in the first place, the thing is designed to be big.
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#24
zithe
by: btarunr
You're on, for 1 interweb cookie.
I say 899.99 for the GTX 480 and GTX 470 for 649.99 and up the ante to 2 cookies.
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#25
Benetanegia
by: Wshlist
The problem is that the die of those fermi's are huge, so the same space ATI can put 2 or even 4? chips nvidia can only use for one, and then there's less room of the round wafer for them because you can fit less large squares in a circle, and more chance that if there's a defect on it it ruined a bigger percentage of the output they produce, so basically they are forced to make the price high, and seeing the price of the HD5850 I don't expect any fermi to be cheaper than $370, unless they make a small core version later, but that will be less powerful and industry experts wonder if they even can in the first place, the thing is designed to be big.
:laugh: What are you saying? Fermi is 40-50% bigger than Cypress. The die costs more but not 2 or 4 times more. :laugh: Then there's the fact of the agressive harvesting Nvidia does, etc.

On top of that even with the big die and low yields the card won't cost more than $200 to produce. Cypress costs way less than $150 according to Demerjian and TheBrightSideOfNews (each with his own sources) and the retail price is just the one they decided to put. Fermi will cost $200 to produce? But the retail price will be whatever they choose to be. They could decide to capitalize on Tesla and Quadros and sell Fermi based GeForces really cheap in order to expand Fermi installed base, which would be good and necessary to move their GPGPU initiative ahead.
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