Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 rumored for late-August release

By Jos ยท 7 replies
Jul 22, 2010
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  1. Nvidia recently quelled all complaints about the efficiency of its Fermi architecture with a card that's not only faster than its similarly priced competitor; it also consumes slightly less power, runs cooler and quieter. The GF104-based GTX 460 is already looking like a real hit in the $200 price bracket, and it seems lower-end derivatives are just around the corner.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    "before ATI comes out with their second-generation DirectX 11 cards by th"

    I think it got cut off.
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Disregard that. Firefox is being stupid.
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    When is ATI gonna say anything about the refresh of its cards or the 6xxx cards. nVidia is really coming back
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    What I wonder is, Would there be a way to get cards like the GTX 465,470 and 480 running like the 460. Cool quiet and power efficient. Right now if your looking for a fermi anything other than the 460 is pretty stupid.
  6. I have to agree with that comment princeton,the GTX460 is the only nvidia card i would consider buying.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Probably not in the short term. My guess is that 465 will be given a blindfold and a last cigarette very soon, 470 will go EOL once stocks run down and then nvidia will bring out the full 384 shader version of the GTX 460, which should have performance closer to the 480 and be better than the 470 (and probably will get the GTX 475 moniker) for much better thermal characteristics.
    For GF100 (GTX 480) to get it's thermal/heat envelope down is going to require a major revision of silicon. Whether that is on the cards is anyone's guess, and it could be that a dual-GTX 460 may replace GTX 480. Nvidia also needs to refine it's GDDR5 memory controller along with the GPU.
    The architecture has proven to be very capable, especially with regard to tessellation, high AA and other advanced IQ settings. It just remains to be seen whether a silicon revision is enough to tame the power requirement or if GF100 needs to move to a smaller process (28nm) to that to happen.
  8. vipervoid1

    vipervoid1 TS Rookie

    I think that just too slow...
    ATI , going to release HD 6000 Series in Q4
    and it going to be the finish blow to GF100,104 or 108

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