Tuesday, March 30, 2010

GeForce GTX 480 and 470 Released

nvidia logoNVIDIA has released their new flagship FERMI GF100 based GPU's the GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX470. The top end GeForce GTX 480 packs 480 shader units (now referred to by NVIDIA as "CUDA cores"), branched geometry processing along with multiple tessellation units, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface to connect to 1536 MB (1.5 GB) of memory. The slightly more affordable GeForce GTX 470 packs 448 CUDA cores, and a 320-bit GDDR5 memory interface to connect to 1280 MB (1.25 GB) of memory.

Both models support new features by NVIDIA, such as CUDA 3.0, faster PhysX acceleration, Stereoscopic 3D, 3D Vision surround multi display technology, as well as support for OpenCL and DirectCompute 5.0.

The GeForce GTX 480 has a suggested retail price of US $499, the GTX 470 is suggested to be priced at $349, although these are suggested prices finally pricing by partners such as XFX Gigabyte and others could vary. NVIDIA says the cards should be available on or shortly after April 12th.

GeForce GTX 480/470 Specifications:
  • Microsoft DirectX11 Support
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology with CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL Support
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
  • NVIDIA 2-way and 3-way SLI ready
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
  • Two Dual-Link HDCP DVI-I Connectors
  • One Mini-HDMI 1.3a connector
  • OpenGL 3.2 Support
  • Engine Clock speed - 700 MHz/607 MHz
  • Processor Clock (MHz) - 1401 MHz/1215MHz
  • Memory Clock speed - 3696 MHz/3348 MHz
  • Memory - 1536MB GDDR5/1280MB GDDR5
  • Memory interface - 384-bit/320-bit

GeForce 470 Benchmarks
 @ Hartware
 @ Hardware Canucks
 @ Tweaktown
 @ PCPer

Geforce 480 Benchmarks
 @ TweakPC
 @ Legion Hardware
 @ InsideHW
 @ Hi Tech Legion
 @ Benchmark Reviews
 @ Legit Reviews
 @ Hardware Canucks
 @ HardwareHeaven
 @ Ninjalane
 @ HotHardware
 @ OCC
 @ Bjorn3D
 @ NeoSeeker

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