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Windows 7: Nvidia's first DirectX 11 cards GeForce GTX 480/470

22 Feb 2010   #51
Everlong

 

Just from the horse's mouth:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nvidia
We want to apologize for the confusion around our most recent GF100 update. To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010. This date also coincides with the GeForce LAN event NVIDIA is hosting at PAX 2010. Hope you can attend the show. For more info, please visit: www.nvidia.com/paxeast
I'll emphasise the part that most interests me: To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010.

That's enough to keep me happy, despite the availability of them.


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22 Feb 2010   #52
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Just from the horse's mouth:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nvidia
We want to apologize for the confusion around our most recent GF100 update. To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010. This date also coincides with the GeForce LAN event NVIDIA is hosting at PAX 2010. Hope you can attend the show. For more info, please visit: www.nvidia.com/paxeast
I'll emphasise the part that most interests me: To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010.


Is that a "hard and fast" date or will it be pushed back?
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22 Feb 2010   #53
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Just from the horse's mouth:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nvidia
We want to apologize for the confusion around our most recent GF100 update. To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010. This date also coincides with the GeForce LAN event NVIDIA is hosting at PAX 2010. Hope you can attend the show. For more info, please visit: www.nvidia.com/paxeast
I'll emphasise the part that most interests me: To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010.


Is that a "hard and fast" date or will it be pushed back?
Well that's the date of their next LAN event, and they've said they'll be selling some there.

This also posted on techPowerup with some prices: http://www.techpowerup.com/115816/Ge...ts_Listed.html
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22 Feb 2010   #54
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks EL.
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22 Feb 2010   #55
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the thing that gets me and what seems to be overlooked is that these cards--whenever they will be released--are NOT primarily graphics cards, but GPGPU cards. nVidia has acknowledged this from day one. i've read a story on that stated that the 480 is only about 5 percent faster than an 5870. is this in stone? no. nVidia has been very selective in the benches they let get released to definitely show areas where their new architecture surpasses that of ati. also read that the first round of cards are seriously down clocked from what nVidia first said these cards would be running at. why? heat. way too hot.

whenever they do launch in real life, it will be interesting. however, it's not all that important... next year will be another round of "GRAPHICS CARDS PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS"

me... i'm still with my 4870s. i have two 19" monitors that my two crossfired cards have absolutely no problem running every single game i own on max settings--except for crysis of course, but i still can get the settings very high. i'm not looking to get rid of these babies until they break!
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23 Feb 2010   #56
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
whenever they do launch in real life, it will be interesting. however, it's not all that important... next year will be another round of "GRAPHICS CARDS PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS"
Yep, let the merry dance continue.

It's just like when the 4870 was released, it held the top spot as the fastest single GPU until the GTX 285 was released. Whilst the 285 was faster, comparative to expectations, it wasn't significantly faster.

Then came the 4870x2 which regained the the fastest 'single card' until nvidia released the GTX 295. And so on, and so forth.

Since we can only currently speculate on the 480's performance, it appears as the same thing is happening again.

ATI regains the top spot. Nvidia comes later (much later ) with something that is faster, but is still far below expectations in regards to the expected performance difference.





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me... i'm still with my 4870s. i have two 19" monitors that my two crossfired cards have absolutely no problem running every single game i own on max settings--except for crysis of course, but i still can get the settings very high. i'm not looking to get rid of these babies until they break!
I'm in a similar situation. My Crossfired 4890's can still trade blows with the 5850/5870 (sans DX11 obviously) but so far, there aren't any real 'must have' DX11 games.

The real issue is that driver support/optimization for the 48xx series may become an issue. Particularly Crossfire 'profiles' for newer titles. They are struggling with the 57xx/58xx/59xx as it is. The 48xx is no longer a proirity for them.
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23 Feb 2010   #57
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The real issue is that driver support/optimization for the 48xx series may become an issue. Particularly Crossfire 'profiles' for newer titles. They are struggling with the 57xx/58xx/59xx as it is. The 48xx is no longer a proirity for them.
right on with that. in my case though, i've been noticing that i've been less and less interested in the games coming out for pc. hell, i'm still playing crysis! got it on steam's holiday sale. so i'm always a few years behind the curve as far as games are concerned.
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23 Feb 2010   #58
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The real issue is that driver support/optimization for the 48xx series may become an issue. Particularly Crossfire 'profiles' for newer titles. They are struggling with the 57xx/58xx/59xx as it is. The 48xx is no longer a proirity for them.
right on with that. in my case though, i've been noticing that i've been less and less interested in the games coming out for pc. hell, i'm still playing crysis! got it on steam's holiday sale. so i'm always a few years behind the curve as far as games are concerned.
Unfortunately I'm still a 'new release' player and get to experience all the joys of 'bugs' that go along with it



Sometimes it's much better being behind the curve - usually most of the 'bugs' are ironed out by then.

My interest in games is waning though.

Partly due to age, but mostly due to spending so much damn time getting certain titles to actually work properly - by the time I do, I've usually played through with all the bugs and have zero interest in starting again
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23 Feb 2010   #59
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone remember this,

NVIDIA - Are You Ready?

Hope for those waiting for these cards that it isn't a case of not learning from past mistakes.
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23 Feb 2010   #60
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Just from the horse's mouth:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nvidia
We want to apologize for the confusion around our most recent GF100 update. To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010. This date also coincides with the GeForce LAN event NVIDIA is hosting at PAX 2010. Hope you can attend the show. For more info, please visit: www.nvidia.com/paxeast
I'll emphasise the part that most interests me: To clarify, the launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010.

That's enough to keep me happy, despite the availability of them.
so if this is the launch..... when will we see any benchmarks?
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