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GeForce GTX 400 Series Performance Expectations Hit the Web

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  1. btarunr

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    A little earlier this month, NVIDIA tweeted that it would formally unveil the GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards, NVIDIA's DirectX 11 generation GPUs, at the PAX East gaming event in Boston (MA), United States, on the 26th of March. That's a little under a month's time from now. In its run up, sources that have access to samples of the graphics cards seem to be drawing their "performance expectations" among other details tricking in.

    Both the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 graphics cards are based on NVIDIA's GF100 silicon, which physically packs 512 CUDA cores, 16 geometry units, 64 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit GDDR5 memory interface. While the GTX 480 is a full-featured part, the GTX 470 is slightly watered-down, with probably 448 or 480 CUDA cores enabled, and a slightly narrower memory interface, probably 320-bit GDDR5. Sources tell DonanimHaber that the GeForce GTX 470 performs somewhere between the ATI Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870. This part is said to have a power draw of 300W. The GeForce GTX 480, on the other hand, is expected to perform on-par with the GeForce GTX 295 - at least in existing (present-generation) applications. A recent listing by an online store for a pre-order, put the GTX 480 at US $699.

    Source: DonanimHaber
     
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    Guess the enthusiasts will be waiting for the GTX495 then.
     
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    ouch!...
     
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    300w!? Is that idle or the max?!
     
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    470 drawing 300 watts :eek:
    The 5970 draws 304 watts using furmark. What is the power draw for the 480??
     
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    So this confirms that the Fermi cards will just be a hot, expensive, power hungry piece of junk. The 470 was listed for 499$ and let's say that it soon drops to 400. The problem is, it's slower, more expensive AND more power hungry than the 5870, which is 399$ now, but will probably drop in price a little, as ATI toughens competition. And the 480. More expensive and power hungry than the 5970, but loses in performance by about 15% (GTX295 vs. 5970). So what's the conclusion? Nvidia is taking it in the butt, atleast in this generation of GPUs. And I'm not a fanboy of either.
     
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    in original article, is NO WORD about GTX 295, there is GTX 480 has performance as a HD5970!
     
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    HEY good deal you can get yourself a 295 for 700 bux lolerskates
     
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    I find it rather odd that they've not allowed for any leaked benchmark results as of yet. This is the first time I've seen them only reference benchmark results as being close to another product. We've at least seen leaked company slides but in this case we've go nothing as of yet.
     
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    maybe they dont wanna cause if they release benchmarks and if they completly blow like 70% of us think there gonna, thats gonna hurt there sales. and make them look like complete idiots
     
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    Ditto...

    GTX 400 expectations have been floating around for months, but if true, this is just painful...
     
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    Very Very disappointing TBH, but I dont believe this source anyways, I will beleive it untill I see it!
     
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    This is proberly the result of designing and making a huge ass chip.

    Future revisions, as they did from the 9800GTX and so on, will have tiny improvements, a lower power usage and some better performance. By the time this is done, AMD will already have its second line-up ready to be launched.

    They missed the boat with such a chip.
     
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    i expect it to come out too late lol
     
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    I only believe the power draw... Nvidia might be stupid, but they can't be that stupid...
     
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    If this is true ... ATi will definitely beat NV in -price/performance- and -performance/watt-

    and moreover I've read that the chips will have a higher rate of failure because of the die size ...
     
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    It'll be a shame if It only performs that well, the power draw bit doesn't bother me. Hopefully it will overclock really well (when cooled down).
     
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    Well, that's the way it goes. Nvidia enjoyed their time on the top, and now the crown's passed to ATI/AMD.

    3-4 years from now, the GTX 600 series will come out, and will take it back.

    Now do you see why a lack of competition is bad? :p Nvidia's cards were the fastest for so long, that they apparently skimped on R&D and got left behind.
     
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    Really disappointing if this is true with the new GPU. Well at least my 295GTX is not obsolete.
     
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    below is an article written by the head honcho of Guru3d. its upto you how you wish to take it.


     
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    lol if this is true nvidia is screwed, if a a 470 sits between a 5850 and 5870 theres nvidia will keep that performance crown for long especially with AMD sitting in the shadows and if the specs for the HD5890 that are currently rumored are true, 48rop, 2400sp, then . . . . . . disaster

    and if the 480 uses more power than HD5970 and it took nvidia this long to come up with that that would be a complete fail on their behalf and means that fermi is doomed.

    I don't think this news can be true, it can't be.
     
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    Although I don't believe a word of it I want to translate some parts of it...

    GeForce GTX 470 will be about %20-%25 faster than GeForce GTX 285. The new flagship GeForce GTX 480 will have a performance near ATi Radeon HD 5970.

    A possible Fermi X2 will have two GeForce GTX 470 GPUs. More concrete information will be provided at CeBIT 2010. GTX 480's Power consumption will be near HD 5970.

    There will be factory overclocked cards...
     
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    300W power draw??? Holly crap o_O
     
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