NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series preview - Fermi unleashed at last
Written by Hanners
Friday, 26 March 2010 23:00
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series preview - Fermi unleashed at lastTo say it's been a long time in coming would be an understatement, but tonight finally sees the lid lifted on the first consumer boards to use NVIDIA's latest Fermi (or GF100 if you prefer) architecture, with the launch of both the GeForce GTX 470 and 480 at PAX East.
Unfortunately, review samples are scarce, there are no boards which use the full functionality of the GF100 core in terms of its core count, and you won't be able to buy a board today, which prevents this from being the most successful launch in the company's history, but nonetheless a new product is always an exciting time for the graphics geeks amongst us.
Although we'll be saving any full-on architectural discussion until we get a review sample in our hands, to mark today's launch let's at least take a look over what NVIDIA have been telling us about their latest and greatest graphics boards. In fact, let's start off with a quick shot of Fermi's GPU die, so that you can look on in awe at its prettiness before we delve into the nitty gritty.