nVIDIA to Unleash Fermi Tonight

"nVIDIA’s much awaited Fermi platform is all set to take off tonight with the triple release of the platform and the GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce GTX 480 cards."

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nVIDIA’s much awaited Fermi platform is all set to take off tonight with the triple release of the platform and the GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce GTX 480 cards. The exact time of arrival of the new cards is set for 15:00 hours Pacific Standard Time (PST) on 26 March, 2010.

The new cards from nVIDIA have been in the limelight for many days now, with many OEM partners already having announced the launch of their specially designed GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 cards. Fermi too has been making lots of waves, especially after it was delivered under armed guard to nVIDIA’s OEM partners at CeBIT 2010.

The Fermi-based GTX 480 card will be entering into direct competition with the ATI Radeon 5870 and in heavy testing under AA and Anisotropic settings, the card has delivered better results at super high resolutions compared to the ATI GPU. In certain cases, the performance has been 20 to 50 percent better than the Radeon 5870.

However, even at its highest settings and at extreme overclocking, the Fermi, GeForce GTX 480 cannot beat the performance of ATI’s dual-GPU, the Radeon 5970, which will continue to be the fastest graphics card on the market.

Of course, with the official release, enthusiasts will be falling all over themselves to get their hands on the new GPUs and there will also be many overclocking experiments carried out on both cards in the next couple of days. But availability is expected to remain scarce until 12 April, when nVIDIA will start shipping out the cards in bulk.

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09-03-2010, 19:37:15

mayhem
Been asked if i what to goto the gigabyte world overe clocking championships and maybe a chance to pimp off some gear down there. looking forward to it and should be fun seeing all that LN2 getting pured over expensive gear. hehe would mind a shot my self to be honist lol ...

10-03-2010, 05:20:31

thestepster
ooh nice one man! that would be really neat to go 2 id love to see the pro's overclocking

10-03-2010, 13:35:09

siravarice
PICS!!!! AND VIDEOS!! Wish I could go to something like that. Would be so much fun :D

10-03-2010, 16:55:49

Ducky Spud
Congrats man! How you manage that, or you just get an email from Gigabyte? Like you said, be a good experience. I'd love to see some guys messing round with LN2 but its not the sort of thing most people get upto on the weekend lol

11-03-2010, 13:12:34

AMDFTW
congrats fella good on you

11-03-2010, 18:01:54

mayhem
erm no i was or have been invited down by a compnay im going to be working with. cannot say much about who , why ect ect but it more of a meet up and chat about certain things and develpments. How ever i get to go see the show as well. Thats IF all goes to plan that is lol.
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