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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

by Parm Mann on 22 February 2010, 18:11


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We reckon there's a good chance NVIDIA's next-generation GPU - codenamed Fermi - will be publicly unveiled in the coming weeks, but at least one U.S. retailer appears to have jumped the gun.

SabrePC is the retailer in question, and it has an XFX GeForce GTX 480 available for a massive $679.99.

There's little information on the card itself - and no product image, unfortunately - but SabrePC does reveal that the card will feature 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Knowing that NVIDIA's card features a 384-bit memory interface, we're going to go ahead and presume that the retailer is hinting at a massive 2,304MB frame buffer.

The suggested price and amount of GDDR5 memory has to be taken with a pinch of salt, but it certainly looks as though NVIDIA is gearing up to unveil its long-awaited range of GeForce 400-series products. Taking the company's latest teaser into consideration, Fermi could finally be revealed to the world at the Penny Arcade Expo next month in Boston.

Thanks to HEXUS.community member GheeTsar for the tip!

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so $640 then since there's usually about $40 extra on top-end graphics card pre-orders.

Screw that. No WAY i'd pay that amount of money for a gfx card.

More money than sense.
So in terms of price we're looking at 5970 territory. Need to wait and see if it has the performance to back up the price tag.
Too late by far.
So how much you reckon then, £500 - maybe they will go for 480 :D Also, is it too late because you've just bought a new card ?