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NVIDIA To Unveil GeForce GTX 400 Series at PAX

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  1. btarunr

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    NVIDIA built a fair bit of hype over the weekend on Twitter, when it said that come Monday, it would make a "major announcement". It turns out that the company will unveil its GeForce GTX 400 series graphics card at the PAX East gaming event to be held in late March, on the 26th, 31 days away at the time of preparing this report. The PAX East event will be held in Boston, United States.

    NVIDIA will unveil two of its high-end, next-generation graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. Being DirectX 11 compliant marks that generation shift. An American online retailer listed the GeForce GTX 480 for US $699 on pre-order.

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    LOL.

    Fermi is probably nothing more then the G92 chip with DX11 added to it. Like them adding 10.1 to the G200.


    Nvidia management is in a dream world.
     
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    Glad I'm not at NVidia working on the Fermi project... :laugh:
     
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    nVidia embarrassed me !!!
     
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    dont rush that, you have to wait for the first professional reviews (by TPU) :)
     
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    So what if you'll be in your bedroom broke and sweaty this summer! You'll have the best!
     
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    So the "Major Announcement" is an announcement of a future product to be announced sometime at the end of next month with no announcement of what it actually is and no announement of when the common Nvidia user will actually be able to get one. Amazing! Nvidia surely has done it again. Somebody give them the Nobel prize now!
     
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    Yeah, with so much ridiculous spin and stalling, it's looking like nvidia are really fkd (Charlie's benchmark article) over this product. It'll be another 2900 XT like I feared. :( At least I can console myself with the thought that I'll get a lot more value out of my excellent GTX 285.
     
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    well i, for one, welcome nvidia to september 2009 (when this should have launched). we've been expecting you...

    it's going to be very interesting to see how these perform. they'd better beat the 5k series, especially with them only being 6 months ahead of ATi's 6k series which is a whole new arcitecture.
     
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    I really like the green color with the HAF 922. I wish 200mm Cooler Master green LED fans were available.
     
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    ???

    The listed price doesn`t look like a Fermi card price, it looks more like a "same product line price"(or something like that). They just copied the price from another 2GB GDDR5 card, namely Ati HD5970 with 50% lower discount.
     
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    It seems in planet nvidia they don't know here in planet earth we are in crisis... In my next reeincarnation I want to born there.
     
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    Until we see multiple documented benchmarks, we still know relatively nothing about these new cards from NVIDIA.

    But if things were going well, they wouldn't make a 'major' announcement about a future announcement.

    Thought this image from madshrimps was hilarious.

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    So they are just going to skip the 300 series? I thought the Fermi's were the GTX 300 series cards, right?
     
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    That's classic --

    @ Dyno - the 300 series cards are just for OEM. So, I guess then it means that the 100's have been renamed to the 300's....
     
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    The two new Fermi cards will be GTX470 and GTX480. Given Nvidia's record, I would assume they will rename the GTX>S 2 series cards to the 3 series.


    Too soon for that yet. One website posting fake cards for sale on thier site doesn't constitute retail pricing.

    Oh, make sure you have your "Fermi Approved" case, so your cards won't melt the rest of your components. http://forums.legitreviews.com/about25148.html
     
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    AWWw. :laugh:

    I still think it will be around 650$ for a GTX480.
     
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    The fact of the matter is it'll be listed over $500 and it'll still sell. It'll probably make alot of people jealous and end up selling to more people.
     
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    funny the cards dont even have there specs listed yet,and your getting flustered:)
     
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    Huh? This has nothing to do about specs? I'm just as excited to see these cards as the rest of us. I was anticipating some information today instead of more smoke up my butt. :ohwell:

    Funny you picked my post to troll on, even though your comment has nothing to do with mine? I'm not flustered in the least. I find this heavily entertaining. You are an interesting fellow.
     
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    i am assuming that is Boston, Mass not Boston, Texas :laugh:

    if these cards are truly going to be that price then i will be pissed. why not offer a mid-range alternative. nvidia is starting to piss me off!
     
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