Tesla Fermi GPU
Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off the first GPU based on the latest 'Fermi' or GT300 graphics core. This model is part of the high end Tesla range designed for scientific research, often featuring high amount of memory. This card is physically shorter than most other high end cards we've seen over the years, or at least it looks it. All that can be seen from the pictures is an 8pin power connector on the end, although it has a 6pin connector on the side too. The heatsink design hasn't changed much from previous generations, despite being a Tesla model it is expected that the GeForce and Quadro models will look similar.
It seems Nvidia have showed these images to give users who haven't quite made their mind up yet some hope that the cards will be here soon, clever tactics from Nvidia for once. Wether it works or not is a different matter.