NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 470/480 Launch Date Outed on Facebook

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rapid1

I am referring to Sabrepc here. Rofl I went to the site and looked around. I found a contact us number
(only 1), and did a reverse search on them.

It is listed as Brooks
Fiber Communications in San Jose. Either way it is not this retailer,
and is another business, so I went to the better business bureau. There
is no record there of there name (either the site or reverse search
phone #), there is also no record of the URL. So I searched on the web
for Sabrepc other than the site itself the only record I could find was
on several other web sites trumpeting the arrival of the new Nvidia
card.

The wierd things is
everyone who says anything about the pre-release and has any referral
at all refers back to Sabrepc. So I think that Nvidia fan boys are
going to make some whiley bastar6 rich and get nothing. Even on there
site "Sabrepc" one of the reviews says the release has been dropped
back until April this year with a reference of it's release not
actually being until 1st fiscal quarter of 2011 or in business terms
12/2010 at the earliest.

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DBsantos77

 Haha, yeah, I figured the source was incorrect. Still don't doubt the card will be in that price range.

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wlballplayer

Great new nvidia cards are gonna be released but will the prices of other gpu's drop?? I've had an 8800 for about 2 years now and it runs most games on high or very high at around 40fps. I want to upgrade to be able to play games in the future but it seems that everytime a new gpu is released some games are only made to be handled with the best gpu's. I need to upgrade to a new card soon and if someone could help me the budget is 200$ my rig specs are:

4gb ddr2 gskill ram

500w psu

2.4ghz duo

8800 gts 312mb

one slot for gpu

Should i upgrade first of all? and if so can someone tell me what would be the best card to get for that budget?

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marshall12345

Had a singe 8800GTS, to start when Crysis first came out in "07" 8800 top of the line bad frame rates. I've had Radeon 4890 in crossfire, and had pretty good frame rates in Crysis 1920x1080p no aa , but the physx screws with the game hand to keep uninstalling physx with games like Mass Effect 1&2. I switched to GTX 295 in quad sli. Looks awesome like watching a movie in Mass Effect 1&2 maxed out, but Crysis in 1920x1080p 16Q AA Still jerky in bad firefights need at least 60 to 70 fps to kill em all effeciently. Even in 1680x1050 16Q AA gives the desired frame rates but jerks in heavy action, now I'm getting pissed... I don't want to overclock because those bitches already get hot at stock, I have good air flow but dont want to switch to water-cooling because then you have to spend some more $$$ on top of the grand of GPU's. Thinking of getting AMD 5970 in Crossfire. I think that will do the trick and just to end the Crysis FPS war. Now the Fermi Comes Along.... if this doesn't surpass the AMD 5970 in ways undreamed of, I'm going back to Radeon. To have 2 of the top GPUs and still not have the desired effect without system overclocking makes for frustration. I know it's just one game, but it's the Everest to overcome. I know some of you know what I am saying. As for the delays, shortages, rumors, lack of information, overinflated prices, troubleshooting, lacking driver support , DX10 to DX11 tech. upgrading, makes me want just want to sit back and play the PS3, but the search for the GPU FPS Holy Grail makes for interesting times.

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Tekzel

ATI was smart with their pricing, considering the economy, the potential pool for buyers is much smaller. Me, personally, I milked my 7800 GT for YEARS, then when it was just not able to be stretched any further, I upgraded to an ATI 4870 1GB, which does everything I need. I doubt I will ever spend more than $200 again for a video card.

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kris79

I'm thinking about a new socket 1366 MB with the Hydra 200 on it...~$300, and then simply plugging in my 4870x2 and my 5870 ATI cards to max out the settings on well, everything! From what I've read about the Hydra on the 1156 MBs, that should beat whatever Nvidia has in store, AND for $100s less. Anybody seen anything about when that might happen? ...kris

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Cooketh

All I've seen are prices ranging from $600-$700. I think the Nvidia cards will be more powerful than the Ati cards, but then again that's easy to do when you can release your stuff 6 months later. Not to mention that Fermi would have to be SUBSTANTIALLY better than the 5000 series Ati cards to justify that price. In my opinion, it's going to be the same as the last generation. Nvidia being technically stronger, but Ati being more efficient and cost effective. Not a bad thing either way, win win for everybody. I just cant ever drop 600 on a card, or 700. 400 is hard enough, especially with the economy being crap. And odds are if I had 700 to drop, I'd probably get two 5870s, seeing as I'd bet that would be stronger.

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bigm0ney13

Nvidia took a bit too long to drop their card.  I'm pretty happy with my 5870 that I got for $330 from newegg.  Thats value buying in my opinion; doubt Fermi is gonna be less than $500

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DBsantos77

 This dealer sums it at $699.99.

http://www.sabrepc.com/p-174-nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-x16-retail.aspx 

-Santos

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burntjuggalas

Im personally looking forward to Fermi coming out for one thing. Price wars are gunna be back on! MEANING i can finally get my radeons 5870's for under a grand whoo ha. (yes i know you can get them for 450~)

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snapple00

Nvidia will be at the top again. Suck it AMD fan girls.

Just kidding. I just quit PC gaming forever, so I don't care. 

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Retnil

I've got a GTX 280 right now but if BC2 sees substancial improvements with a 470/480 I might make the switch.

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Retnil

I've got a GTX 280 right now but if BC2 sees substancial improvements with a 470/480 I might make the switch.

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windbane

Still using my geforce 8800 gtx, and games like Mass Effect 2 look amazing on it, so I can't see a use for a new card at the moment, maybe next year...

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Biceps

I have two 8800s in SLI and even new games run beautifully at solid resolutions.  Unless I hit the lotto soon, I don't see a real reason to upgrade right now.

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Scatmanbrandt

I'm still running a 7950 because with my computers (one with only an agp slot and a laptop) it's the best that I can do and I must say, the laptop runs crysis at 12-24fps which is good enough for me

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DBsantos77

 Doesn't matter how great the new Fermi cards are. Have you seen the prices for them?

Here's an article from Techpower up showing a source that lists the GTX 480 at $679.99. The price is ridiculous, but then again the source might not even be accurate at all.

http://www.techpowerup.com/115816/GeForce_GTX_480_Gets_Listed.html

Listing page: 

http://www.sabrepc.com/p-174-nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-x16-retail.aspx

 

-Santos

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athlon11

My Radeon 4850 is still working for everything I do, I don't plan on upgrading to the new Radeons or GeForces.

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Cooketh

Judging by Nvidias history with massive power usage, game developer hijacking, and big prices, im sticking with ATI.

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marbles4032

1st, the "massive power ussage" issue has been experinced by both companies in a see-saw patternover the years, with each subsequent "sub-series" of a major gpu revision improving upon the power consumption of said "sub-series"'s parent revision, so I'd say that's pretty much a moot point...  nombre dos, NOT developer hijacking is just bad business =P......... λεττερ Γ, ( the_higher_price ) == consumer ( having_the_best_gaming_experience_on_PC [ which_is_nearly_dead_to_me_now_aaaanyway ] *tear ).........  aaaaaannnnnnnnnnd lastly, that level of compatibility and performance is the result of said "intelligent business practice", so stop whinin'. In conclusion, have fun playing on your inferior rig you rebell, you *old school cracker-style right hook to shoulder commonly used to imply genuine happyness for a person*. Meanwhile, I'll have fun flyin' through the editing programs I need to develop new programs from API's, runnin' particle physics simulations, joinin' Folding teams to help cure cancer and developing videogames allllllllllll with the power enabled by utilizing the awsomeness that is the CUDA platform combined with what is now the standard which all future GPU's will be measured against, Fermi. Yeah, I'ma nerd... WHAT OF IT?!?!?!?!?!? Oh, & WHO DAT BABY!!!!!! (i<3NO)

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Caboose

 I'm sorry what? I stopped reading when you became incoherient!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Cooketh

You honestly just spewed a whole bunch of crap. Nvidia has had higher prices than Ati since the Ati 2000 and Nvidia 8000 series. Same with power consumption, especially when we talk about the recent 4000 (and 5000) series Ati cards. Idk how you are trying to argue with these FACTS. And with the 4000 series, though ATI had a technically weaker lineup, Ati offered a lot more bang for your dollar when comparing price/benchmarks.

And I'm never going to buy Nvidia so long as I keep seeing that crappy "Nvidia way it's meant to be played" logo before a game starts whererin that particular game disables eye candy for perfectly capable ATI cards. You know the new batman game? Yea if you register your card in the system registry and device manager as a "generic display card" or any card not marked ATI for that matter, then you can enable all those "Nvidia exclusive" video settings in the game (not that Anti-aliasing should ever be exclusive, but for batman it is). That's not only anti-competitive towards ATi, it's a disgrace to gamers. Nvidia's (and the developers whio collaborate with them) anti-competitive video settings restrictions on Ati users is JUST as bad as the crazy DRM we're seeing from a lot of companies. And i'm sure as hell not supporting either of those.

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Cooketh

Thanks guys. I'm not saying Nvidia makes bad stuff, I'm just saying that have no ethics, but then again, it's a business.

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DBsantos77

 Wow Cooketh, great post, couldn't agree with you more. Personally, I avoided Batman for that sole reason. Nvidia can suck it.

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Caboose

 I agree with you 100%

 

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Mighty BOB!

I'm still rolling on my 4870.  Whenever I do upgrade I'm probably going to stick with ATI and use the 4870 for.. I dunno, for something else.  :P

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aviaggio

Yawn...

Who cares. It'll cost too much, draw too much power, and generate too much heat.

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nadako

I had the money and I doubt i have the power for it. Plus i think nvidia should realse one of these cards with a dumbed down gpu to save on power now i would love to buy that card. And i mean PC's not laptops.

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Neufeldt2002

Waiting to see the actual numbers (benchmarks, power consumption, heat, etc) before I make up my mind.

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Tedster

Does the GPU in that picture have TWO 8 pin PCIE connectors?!?!?!?!?

 

 

 

 

 

Ted

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bikerbub

that picture is from before the original release date. I sure hope the final version doesn't take that much power or we may experience another coast-wide blackout. :D

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Caboose

 It's an nVidia card. So the answer is more than likely yes!

 

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zstadt

...in anticipation of these new GeForce cards.  Hopefully they're not all hype!

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Cruzg10

Its going to be all Hype............again

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Bilbert

me too.

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Bilbert

Finally! I've been holding off on getting a new GPU (at the moment i've got a Nvidia GeForce 8500GT) for these.

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