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Announcing NVIDIA Fermi GTX 470 and GTX 480

Posted on March 26, 2010 by Jon Bach

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NVIDIA Fermi has been a long time in coming, and we are happy to announce the availability of the GTX 470 and GTX 480 with our computers. We expect availability on April 12th, and pre-sales begin today!

Fermi represents a new approach to how to build video cards, which essentially puts the cores and memory on a shared bus with something akin to a network switch linking them, instead of needing a direct link between each piece. They launched today at 4pm PST, so you should see a slew of reviews pop up right now! With Fermi, NVIDIA is pushing the limits of today's tech, so while it has been a tough road getting to launch, we look forward to where this technology will bring them over the coming year.

GeForce GTX 480:
CUDA Cores: 480
Graphics Clock (MHz): 700
Processor Clock (MHz): 1401
Memory Clock (MHz): 1848
Memory Amount: 1536MB
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Max Board Power: 250W

GeForce GTX 470:
CUDA Cores: 448
Graphics Clock (MHz): 607
Processor Clock (MHz): 1215
Memory Clock (MHz): 1674
Memory Amount: 1280MB
Memory Interface: 320-bit
Max Board Power: 215W