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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470/480 Graphics Cards Break Cover

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470/480 Graphics Cards Break Cover

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 and 480 graphics cards have had somewhat of a torrid love affair with the media as of recent. Sources last month were telling us that, even if NVIDIA officially announced the cards on March 26th, that the actual number of cards would be very limited. If that's true, it doesn't seem that anyone told NVIDIA, as the company is promising "tens of thousands" of the cards available at launch. We might be willing to place bets on that being more than enough to stem the initial demand.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/470 to lose cores over poor GPU yield?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/470 to lose cores over poor GPU yield?

Early adopters beware: if you were planning on picking up one of NVIDIA's new Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 or GTX 470 graphics cards when they go on sale later on this month, you could end up getting a less capable card than expected.  According to leaks out of graphics cards manufacturers, lower than expected 40nm yields at NVIDIA's suppliers have prompted the company to block those cores with problems; as a result, the GeForce GTX 480 will only have 480 cores and the GTX 470 just 448.

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NVIDIA Fermi GeForce GTX 470/480 cards scarce at launch?

NVIDIA Fermi GeForce GTX 470/480 cards scarce at launch?

AMD are hammering away with their DirectX 11 graphics cards - the ATI Radeon HD 5830 made official this morning is a good example - but things may not be quite so ship-shape over at NVIDIA.  According to DigiTimes' sources, despite NVIDIA's intent to announce their Fermi-based GeForce GTX 470/780 GPUs on March 26th, there'll be a limited number of actual shipping cards at the time.  That, they reckon, is down to NVIDIA's reluctance to part with reference board designs.

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NVIDIA 2014 Q3 results show revenues up over previous quarter

NVIDIA 2014 Q3 results show revenues up over previous quarter

NVIDIA has reported its third-quarter 2014 financials, and in it was overall good news for the company despite some small bumps in the road. As of this past quarter, which ended on October 27, NVIDIA pulled in $1.054 billion, a jump of 7.9-percent over Q2's $977.2 million in GAAP revenues. The year-on-year numbers aren't so favorable, however, showing a decrease of 12.5-percent.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 benchmarked in quad SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 benchmarked in quad SLI

What's better than a top-of-the-line graphic card for a rabid PC gamer? Try four strapped int to the same motherboard and running in tandem. This sort of thing's been possible for quite a while (for those with the cash for compatible hardware and power bills) but it's always fun to see the latest and greatest pushed to the maximum levels of performance. So it is with NVIDIA's brand new GeForce GTX 680, the company's latest in ultra-powered GPU excess. Hardware.Info strapped four GTX 680s into a quad-SLI motherboard and let the benchmarks fly.

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