Unsurprisingly, the specs first appeared on VR-Zone’s hardware enthusiast forums. According to the posting, the GeForce GTX 480 boasts 480 SP, 700/1401/1848MHz core/shader/mem, 384-bit, 1536MB, 250W TDP and will retail for a recommended $500, whilst the 470 will sport 448 SP, 607/1215/1674MHz core/shader/mem, 320-bit, 1280MB, 225W TDP and will retail for around $350.
There is also speculation on the forum that the GTX 470 will be between five and 10 per cent faster than rival AMD’s HD 5850, based on purported internal benchmarks. Likewise, the GTX 480 should see the same performance increase over its AMD counterpart the Radeon HD 5870.
VR-Zone also reckons there should be a dual Fermi combo coming down the pipeline, with a “mind blowing” TDP.
Set to launch officially at Boston’s Pax East festival on March 26th, Nvidia has already called on gamers to get their geek on “as we unveil the next generation of PC gaming!
“If you’re even vaguely a fan of PC games and miss this special event, you’ll likely be spending the next few months
kicking yourself. Line up early as seating is limited. ‘Nuff said,” Nvidia’s press release says.
Nvidia’s Brian Del Rizzo was supposed to get back to TechEye with a comment, but obviously, he found better things to do with his Friday afternoon.