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SKYMTL February 2, 2010 06:09 AM

NVIDIA's Next-Gen Parts Get Named: GTX 480 & GTX 470
 
NVIDIA has finally thrown the covers off the official name of their upcoming DX11 GF100 cards with a post on Twitter. Previously, certain members of the media falsely reported that the upcoming cards would be called the GTX 300 series which has now finally been proven wrong by a lone Tweet from a member of NVIDIA's staff. It seems the new GeForce ... [ Read full article ]

Sagath February 2, 2010 06:32 AM

yawn.

Someone wake me up when nVidias PR department actually releases a product? The ever persistent 'vaporware' talk is getting old. Its like 6 months of talk/tidbits/releases now without even one Engineering Sample in the market. But OOOOOOH WE HAVE A NAME NOW OMG WOW :whistle:


Anyone up for some Duke Nukem 3d btw? I hear its a great game! :thumb:

CMetaphor February 2, 2010 06:34 AM

What happened to the 300-series? Are they that confident about their performance? Is it "generation-skipping"? Rather bold I'd say. Perhaps too bold.

SKYMTL February 2, 2010 06:34 AM

They do sure like dangling the carrot and then yanking it away...

BigDogg February 2, 2010 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sagath (Post 327155)
yawn.

Someone wake me up when nVidias PR department actually releases a product? The ever persistent 'vaporware' talk is getting old. Its like 6 months of talk/tidbits/releases now without even one Engineering Sample in the market. But OOOOOOH WE HAVE A NAME NOW OMG WOW :whistle:


Anyone up for some Duke Nukem 3d btw? I hear its a great game! :thumb:


Maybe they have been focusing to much effort on Terga and not enough on Fermi.. It should be interesting to see how this round goes.. I wonder if the delays have anything to do with performance of the new cards not matching ATI, or maybe they Nvidia really is having yield problems.

geokilla February 2, 2010 06:51 AM

They skipped the GT300 naming because they're going to rebrand their current cards such as the 9800GT and the GTS250. On NVIDIA's mobile GPU, the 300 series is already being used for this purpose.

They have seriously got to stop rebranding their products. I can understand why they do this and release only the high end cards while pushing the previous high end cards down the market but come on. 4 generations of rebranding is just too much. ATI is doing things much better in my opinion.

SKYMTL February 2, 2010 06:56 AM

Most of their 200-series cards aren't even in production anymore other than in the mobile space so I don't see how they could rename them for the desktop market...

However, if they choose to take the 200 series (250 and 275 maybe), run them on a 40nm manufacturing process, give them DX10.1 compatibility and increase clock speeds a bit, I'd be VERY interested. However, only if they drop the price to 20% less than competing ATI cards.

MarkOne February 2, 2010 07:00 AM

next upgrade will be 485 and 475 ...sound familiar

Arinoth February 2, 2010 07:12 AM

I thought they were done with the GTX naming and were just going to go with GT?

SKYMTL February 2, 2010 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arinoth (Post 327176)
I thought they were done with the GTX naming and were just going to go with GT?

Rumors should never be taken as fact. :thumb:


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