Available in stores from 4/12/2010, the new ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 Fermi videocard will retail for about $349.99. For those of you who have forgotten (ATI has dominated for so long...), the word "GeForce" is the name of nVidia's videocards. As the story goes, the nVidia Geforce used to be killer fast videocard family, but then was largely killed off by the ATI Radeon and a massive GPU size that made manufacturing it unfeasible. Nvidia is hoping for a come-back with its new Geforce GTX 470 + GTX 480 cards based on the new FERMI architecture... but only time will tell.
What do you think?
nVidia Geforce GTX 470 Specs: CUDA Cores 448, Graphics Clock (MHz) 607, Processor Clock (MHz) 1215, Memory Clock (MHz) 1674, Memory Amount 1280MB, Memory Interface 320bit.
On the higher end of the scale, ASUS' ENGTX480/2DI/1536MD5 PCI Express videocard will set back non-recession affected computer geeks a cool $500.
nVidia Geforce GTX 480 Specs: CUDA Cores 480, Graphics Clock (MHz) 700, Processor Clock (MHz) 1401, Memory Clock (MHz) 1848, Memory Amount 1536MB, Memory Interface 384-bit.
As you would expect from ASUS, the DirectX 11 cards will be heavily laden with Voltage Tweak Technology, real-time GPU test driving. Find them at: Tigerdirect, ZZF, Mwave, Newegg, NCIX, etc.