Fermi the Focus of Nvidia Game Festival in China

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Jono

Nvidia took a chance and fumbled the ball a little bit. At least they're taking chances. I've been following really loosely but it just seems to me like Nvidia is just putting this out there to show the market they can still compete even after taking a hit. They're reinventing themselves to compete with intel and ATI/AMD. It will get plenty interesting to see two very different strategies play out. ATI having AMD to collaborate while Nvidia is trying to reinvent the wheel taking on Intel. I'm thinking they're just a bit overwhelmed but hope it works out for them in the end.

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NOOBZ1LLA

Watch the nvidia water demo. I'd link it but the stupid spam filter won't let me. Maximum PC is worthless like that. The more I think of it the more I think this site/magazine is made for noobs.

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Baer

I am sticking with my GTX 285 for now. The lack of a DisplayPort or some way to address three monitors is a dealbreaker for me. I am also disapointed with the power consumption and heat generation for a sngle GPU card. I am not considering ATi yet just because I have a feeling that they will have a new generation in a few months. In six months I wil choose the best that is out there as long as it can address three monitors, no matter which supplier it is from.

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mpcrsc562

Quote: "Drew Henry, Nvidia's general manager of MCP business, was on hand at the Festival and addressed the recent market rumors that GTX 480 and GTX 470 GPU yields are just 20 percent. According to Henry, that number's not accurate and the yields have met company expectations, whatever those might have been."

Okay, their expectations of yields were only at 30% -- and they got 100% of that!

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imagonex

I will pass and wait for Rev. 2. When the GTX485 comes out, give me a call, Nvidia.  

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TheFreeman

I was planning on picking one of these up for a build that I will be doing in the next couple of weeks. I was really looking forward to getting one, but they can only have max 2 displays per card? What's with that? That was the deal-breaker for me. If they can come out with something capable of matching ATI's Eyefinity then I'll be interested, but not until then.

VERY upsetting, Nvidia. 

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k11k

I'll wait till they get the 512ver out and maybe I'll get one. Still it will depend on the benchmark, if its just 10% increase for another $100 increase in price then no.

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igoka

Who give a damn ? It's still slower than HD5970 . Right ???

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Scootiep

And sucks a lot more power than the 5970 at load and produces a lot more
heat at load.However, so far, on newegg, the 480 isa good $160 cheaper
than the 5970. Whether or not those prices hold once they're in stock
remains to be seen though. 

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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AmTGMan

You do have to remember that the GTX 480 is a single GPU card while the 5970 is a dual GPU. Performance-wise, comparing the two is somewhat of an apples-and-oranges affair. The GTX 480 being slower than the 5970 was to be expected. (In fact, I can't recall Nvidia claiming that they could beat the 5970, or that they were ever shooting for it.)

 

Power consumption for a single GPU card is inexcusable, though.

 

*Keep in mind, I may very well be wrong. Feel free to correct me if I am.

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Scootiep

I don't agree. In this part of the graphics card segment, nVidia is, or at least should be competing for the slot of "fastest card". Whether or not the card has 1, 2, or twenty GPUs is irrevelant. They have the slower card. Their only current saving grace is that the card is reasonably cheaper than the 5970 and doesn't rely on multiple GPU drivers for support. It doesn't matter if they were claiming to compete with the 5970 or not. the 480 is their flagship GPU for this round and the 5970  is the 5870's big brother that's punching the 480 in the face on the playground gravel for taking the 5870's kick ball.

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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