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A picture of what NVIDIA's reference design for its next-gen performance graphics card, the GeForce GTX 470, could look like made it to sections of the media. The card is characteristically shorter than the GTX 480 reference design card spotted earlier. The GeForce GTX 470 will be the slightly more affordable part in the series. It is based on NVIDIA's new GF100 graphics core. The GTX 470 has 448 CUDA cores (shader cores), and has a 320-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. Board partners will sell these cards with 1280 MB of memory. The back of the card shows tracks for 10 memory chips (confirming the 320-bit wide memory interface), and interestingly, also lacks traces for an external display IO processor (like the NVIO2 processor on GT200 based accelerators), cutting down the overall cost of manufacturing. The card draws power from two 6-pin power connectors, and has two SLI fingers for 3-way SLI support. Its connectivity includes two DVI-D, and HDMI.

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finally .... :rockout:
 
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A lot of "coulds" in that article. Couple that with a pic of the card unpowered, wrapped in plastic.. what's that launch date again??
 

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A lot of "coulds" in that article. Couple that with a pic of the card unpowered, wrapped in plastic.. what's that launch date again??
March 26.
 
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Well one thing jumps out, cost savings. This is prolly a good thing from a competitive standpoint. Performace data will seal the deal, but this looks suited to compete with 5870.
 
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probably would be priced like the 8800GTS / GTX260 when they first appeared..
 
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Nice that we have actual pictures now. But I think the thing we all want to see is PERFORMANCE NUMBERS VS. OTHER CARDS! And know the final retail price. Which I hope isn't 499$ as earlier an store listed.
 
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Hmm, two 6-pins for the power source. 470 perhaps...And the use of what looks like rivets instead of screws :confused:. The picture isn't all that clear but I'm not seeing screws.
 

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Hmm, two 6-pins for the power source. 470 perhaps...And the use of what looks like rivets instead of screws :confused:. The picture isn't all that clear but I'm not seeing screws.
It is right in the news title that this is a GTX 470.

It definitely looks like rivets holding the heatsink on, though nVidia might have done that to prevent early samples from having the heatsink removed for more candid shots.;)

I'm still waiting on performance numbers and pricing, but given the specs I don't see how this would have a problem outperform the HD5870.
 
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Nice that we have actual pictures now. But I think the thing we all want to see is PERFORMANCE NUMBERS VS. OTHER CARDS! And know the final retail price. Which I hope isn't 499$ as earlier an store listed.
On TechReport there is an article confirming that the prices listed by SabrePC were BS. According to them, pricing has not even been decided yet between Nvidia and partners. I can't show you a link because TechReport is down (for me?), but if you can enter, the article is right on the news section. At least yesterday it was there.
 

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On TechReport there is an article confirming that the prices listed by SabrePC were BS. According to them, pricing has not even been decided yet between Nvidia and partners. I can't show you a link because TechReport is down (for me?), but if you can enter, the article is right on the news section. At least yesterday it was there.
Thats correct, the same thing happens with every major release, including the HD5000 series. A few unknown online retailers post pre-order pages with outragous prices to try to rip off a few people.
 
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470 should be around $379 after the dust settles.

480 should be around $574

wanna take bets? :p
Who knows. That's a good guesstimate, but it will all depend on actual performance. And there's too much rumors, BS and missinformation to be sure of anything. I don't bet unless I'm sure. :p

Lately (last month or so) I've been considering that Nvidia itself has been the source of many of the BS, especially the one coming from Charlie Demerjian and the likes. You know, there's nothing Nvidia could say to make Fermi look better before launch, nothing, really. So IMO it could be better to use the bad publicity instead, because as you know, bad publicity does not exist, only publicity exists. Later at launch the truth would surface and it would be a shock, the biggest success in marketing and at the same time they would destroy the credibility of some known bloggers. Then again this is just me speculating in the same manner as such bloggers...
 

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I'm sticking with my guesstimate initial prices of $449 for GTX 470, and $599 for GTX 480.
 
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i thougt it was prototype..and its under revision (again):banghead:
 
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....GeForce GTX 470 will be the slightly more affordable part in the series....
I see we are choosing our words carefully. ;):D
 
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I wonder if the holes in the PCB were a design from the start or put there because they had the "extra" room on the PCB after the fact.


Is this the first video card to have this?
 
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just two 6pin headers -- that's impressive. I thought the power draw on these cards was going to be higher --
 

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just two 6pin headers -- that's impressive. I thought the power draw on these cards was going to be higher --
I would prefer a single 8-pin...

I wonder if the holes in the PCB were a design from the start or put there because they had the "extra" room on the PCB after the fact.


Is this the first video card to have this?
Probably not totally planned from the start, but I know they were there pretty early in developement, as even the early pictures of the cards had them.

This isn't the first card to have holes in the PCB for the fan intake. I believe it is common on the Quadro cards now.
 
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yes frikkin FINALLY !!!
 
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I would prefer a single 8-pin...
It would make sense nowadays tbh, but as an owner of a pretty decent (albeit somewhat old) 750w 85+ PSU with 4x 6-pin connectors and 0x 8-pin connectors I have no option but to disagree. I've been wanting to upgrade to a newer PSU, but I just can't justify the purchase to myself.
 

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Sweet. Finally some pics.

Not lookin to bad. Nice seein it all black b4 all the company's start putting logos all over it. Even though u only see it till u install it. I don't care bout what it looks like. As long as it performs well and has a trusted name behind it. They should have made the fan bigger. It'll help keep noise level down some.

We soo need some benching against ATI's latest.
Any1 know what connections we'll prob get on this? kinda lame to b using vga anymore on these higher cards, JMO.
 
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Not lookin to bad. Nice seein it all black b4 all the company's start putting logos all over it. Even though u only see it till u install it. I don't care bout what it looks like. As long as it performs well and has a trusted name behind it. They should have made the fan bigger. It'll help keep noise level down some.

We soo need some benching against ATI's latest.
Any1 know what connections we'll prob get on this? kinda lame to b using vga anymore on these higher cards, JMO.
Fermi cards are supposed to have 2 dual-link DVI and a mini HDMI. Not the best election tbh.