Tired of waiting for Fermi? We feel your pain, but the good news is, Nvidia's next-gen architecture is coming soon. When Fermi actually will ship is up in the air, however.
Those 'in the know' claim Fermi will ship on March 26th in the U.S. and March 27th in Europe, putting the launch date at a little over a week from now. But according to news and rumor site Fudzilla, that might be wishful thinking, at least in any kind of quantity shipments.
"Now for the fun part - the worldwide availability of Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 and 470 is most likely to happen on April 6th, due to some logistical issues," Fudzilla writes. "The final cards are ready and benchmarkers are getting them as we speak, but it takes some time to manufacture cards and fly them from China to Europe and U.S. and get them in shops. This might be the cause of the availability delay from 27th of March to April 6th."
If Fudzilla's right, it would be about another three weeks before you could actually get your hands on Fermi, but this kind of speculation tends to change by the day. We'll keep you updated as Fermi gets closer to launch, whenever that might be.