Posts Tagged ‘fermi’

Clash of the Titans: 3-way SLI GTX 480 test

Hardware.Info managed to get three of the new NVidia GTX480’s in a 3-way SLI rig, and put it through it’s paces against athe Radeon 5970’s and 5870’s.  While there are some impressive discoveries, such as the failure of a 1KW power supply to keep the rig operational, the 3-way SLI rig seems to win in […]

Nvidia holds gaming festival in China to promote GeForce GTX480/470

We have posted rumors about the yields for the GTX480 and GTX470 in the past. One rumor was that the GF100 yields are below 50% at TSMC. This is an improvement over the 2% yields reported last year. 50% yields are in line with what was reported for ATI last year. Nvidia recently held the […]


GeForce GTX 460 rumors is reporting that the GeForce GTX 460 will be arriving on June 1st. The timing is about right since COMPUTEX runs from June 1st to June 5th. The GTX 460 is rumored to have 384 shader cores running at 500 to 600 MHz. The memory bus would be 256 bits wide, run at about […]

EVGA teases with GTX 480 4 Way SLI

Guru3d has some pictures from EVGA running a setup of four, count them, four GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards running in quad-SLI. Can you imagine the power supply that would be needed to drive that thing? Let’s see here. Four GeForce GTX 480’s at 250 Watts apiece equals one kilowatt of power. And that does […]


GeForce GTX 480 has 1/8th Double Precision Performance

Since the GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla products are all based on the same graphics chip from Nvidia, one of the things that people have done is to buy the lower cost product (GeForce) and use it like a higher cost product (Quadro and Tesla). Sure you may have to give up on a few features, […]

Nvidia Responds to GTX 480 Comments

Over at Nvidia’s nTersect blog, Drew Henry has written a nice short post acknowledging some of the public’s comments about the incredible power consumption and heat dissipation of the GTX470 and GTX480. We wanted to let you know that we’ve also heard your concerns about GTX 480 with respect to power and heat. When you […]


GeForce GTX 480 PCI-Express Scaling Review

If you want the new GeForce GTX480 card, but don’t have a motherboard that’s capable of the new PCIe x16 standard, you might think it’s beyond your means.  Many people don’t realize that the PCI-Express system is comprised of multiple independent data-paths, called “lanes” by many, and that while the GeForce GTX480 uses all 16, […]

GeForce GTX 480 Tortured by FurMark

The GeForce GTX480 is still pretty difficult to come by, but that hasn’t stopped the few lucky benchmarking sites that got one from putting it through some pretty grueling tests.  Over at Geeks3d, they push it with FurMark to discover just how much the card can take.  A full load, the card draws 300W (more […]

PAX East: NVIDIA Keynote Presentation

Nvidia has released footage of their keynote presentation where they announced the GeForce GTX 480 and 470. The second part of the footage is after the jump.

Lower Cost Nvidia Cards This Summer

Guru3d has reported that specifications for the GeForce GTX 450, 440 and 430 have surfaced. The GTX or GTS 440 and 450 would have a 40nm GF104 core. This core has 256 shader cores and a 256-bit memory bus. The GTS 440 would have 20% slower clock speeds than the GTS 450. The GTS 430, […]


Microsoft on the new NVidia GTX480

In a new blog post from Microsoft, you can almost hear the cheers as NVidia finally released a new video card compatible with DirectX11, removing what might be the last hurdle to users not upgrading to Windows 7. The new features and capabilities of the GTX 480 and GTX 470 are exposed especially in Windows […]

Videos of GeForce GTX 480 Presentation at PAX East

r34p3rex recorded the presentation of the GeForce GTX 480 and 470 at PAX East and has posted it to YouTube. Enjoy. Recorded at PAX East 2010 in Boston. This was Nvidia’s introduction of its code named “Fermi” line of GPU’s, the GTX 400 series. The GTX 480 and 470 were the only cards announced at […]