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Windows 7: [EXP] Lower Cost Fermi Due Mid-Year

28 Feb 2010   #1
skunksmash

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[EXP] Lower Cost Fermi Due Mid-Year




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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/470 is set to debut next month, but the pricing is undoubtedly beyond the budget of mainstream users. NVIDIA has recently revealed that they’re releasing lower-cost Fermi products sometime in the middle of the year.
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“Fermi will show up as the GeForce and Tesla first and it will definitely show up first in the highest-performance configuration. Sometime in the mid-part of the year we will see a lower-cost version of that come out both for Quadro and Tesla,” said David White, chief financial officer of NVIDIA, at Goldman Sachs Technology Conference.

Mr. White didn’t mention the GeForce part, and we guess the mainstream version of GeForce should not be coming until the next half of 2010.
David White also described the Fermi architecture as something “equally good for computing, graphics processing or professional usage thanks to modular design”, according to Xbitlabs.

“We did something different when we announced Fermi: we announced it at a compute conference, not a graphics conference. A lot of people interpreted that announcement to mean that this is compute device and we are giving up gaming. That is not the case. Fermi is an entire architecture and it is a modular architecture that allows us to scale the feature-set depending on the market need. So, we will be taping out and announcing a whole stack of Fermi products that will be very specific for computing at the very high-end of the stack and others will be targeted at desktops and personal computing,” added Mr. White.
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so..... what can we take from this.??, the 470 & 480 will cost an arm & a leg... but its ok folks, they're gonna release some lower spec ''Fermi'' cards in the summer that will probably match ATI's top-end line up in price, but will be nowhere near as powerful..


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28 Feb 2010   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

It sounds like the rumors have been true all along. Nvidia truly dropped the ball on this one.

Damn it. I was looking forward to getting away from cat drivers

I'm not paying a premium price for a minimal gain.


( Mr.White is an eerie looking chap too )
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28 Feb 2010   #3
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I think it is a total waste of money to buy a new card when they hit the shelves, especially top end ones and it is complete over kill imo.

The 9800GTX+ I have is still ripping through games and I have no doubt it will continue to do so for a while longer yet.

I will buy one of those in two years when games catch up to them and the price becomes fair. Games are only just catching up with yesterdays architecture never mind tomorrows.
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28 Feb 2010   #4
skunksmash

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lol...the 8800GT still holds its own @ 1680x1050

(says the man with the 5970 )
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28 Feb 2010   #5
Mark

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I'm still happy with my GTX260 but I would love to see Nvidia bring out something outstanding and get back on top of their game.
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28 Feb 2010   #6
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Yeah your right 8800s still do an excellent job.

I suppose it's ok if you have the money to waste(which I don't) but I really do think new cards are a rip off when you consider they will be half the price after 12 months.
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28 Feb 2010   #7
skunksmash

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Yeah your right 8800s do still do an excellent job.

I suppose it's ok if you have the money to waste(which I don't) but I really do think new cards are a rip off when you consider they will be half the price after 12 months.
ALL GFX cards are a rip off unfortunately , until the card you want is 3 revisions older.

i mean .... remember the old G80 8800s, they were soooo expensive, & they held that price for years as nothing could compete.... but look how much you can buy the G92 derivative for now, its an absolute steal for what its capable of..

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28 Feb 2010   #8
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Too true, I bought my 9800gtx for £50 three weeks ago and like I said I will buy one of those newer ones when they are more price friendly.

This still maxes all the new titles(except the obvious two) with 50/60fps so why would I bother. The only thing I wish I had which I don't is dx11 and for that I get jelous
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28 Feb 2010   #9
skunksmash

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Too true, I bought my 9800gtx for £50 three weeks ago and like I said I will buy one of those newer ones when they are more price friendly.

This still maxes all the new titles(except the obvious two) with 50/60fps so why would I bother. The only thing I wish I had which I don't is dx11 and for that I get jelous
lol.... the DX11 lure is quite powerful, even-though there's still nothing that really shows it off.....

it is a pest though, a GPU is not something you want to have to keep chopping & changing, other components come & go.... but the GPU ideally only needs upgrading every 2 years (3 if your lucky) IMO anyway.

see... a 9800GTX for £50 is EXCELLENT ''bang for your buck''
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28 Feb 2010   #10
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Whether these fermi cards will take nvidia back to the top we will have to wait and see but by the looks from youtube vids etc they look the dogs gonads.

The question is will you be jumping back on the nvidia bandwagon once they come out?
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