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

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Scrizz

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    what plot, i'm still waiting
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ATI kind of does this too and a little worse to boot. Their mobile 5800 series have 5700 series specs.
     
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    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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    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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    :eek: They are renaming before they released the products! :shadedshu

    J/k
     
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    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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    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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    what change?
    GF100 was never officially named until now
     
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    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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    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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    Never!!!!! I would use onboard graphics before ATI. :mad:
     
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    Your loss :nutkick:
     
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    I just can't keep up with these random naming scheme anymore. Are they taking me for an idiot ?
     
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    Yes
     
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    at least ati don't rename their card
     

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