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

A card isn't just a GPU. you need a multi-layer PCB and powercircuitry and DDR5 RAM and a big-ass cooler, and shipping and a box, that's all not for free, you can't say the GPU costs X and the rest is profit.
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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.
by: Wile E
I bet 3 Internets on bta.
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).
by: zithe
I say 899.99 for the GTX 480 and GTX 470 for 649.99 and up the ante to 2 cookies.
I'm closest! Where's my cookies :laugh: But still nothing official, so you have time to buy/bake them cookies :p

Geforce GTX 480 aims for €450 price

(boy it took long for me to find this thread :ohwell:)
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by: Benetanegia
That's not €285. That's $385, which for us europeans means €385. Remember, always remember, $1 = €1. And yeah, it sucks.
Although there often is an unfair abuse by shops you must remember that in the US people are more left to their own devices and have less protection from the government (healthcare/unemployment/etcetera), that's why the taxes in the EU are supposedly higher, and that's why shops and importers also need to pay more tax, so it is to be expected that the prices are 20%-25% higher in the EU, but since the euro is actually valued at 35% to 50% higher than the dollar (depending on the exchange fluctuations) the 1:1 price conversion often used should already more than cover it, so that shops/manufacturers in the EU have the nerve to throw on another 50 euros or another 20% profit for themselves is pretty nasty and unfair really.
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