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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 440 & 430 with Fermi GF104 tipped for June

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 440 & 430 with Fermi GF104 tipped for June

NVIDIA's Fermi GF100-based GeForce GTX 480/470 video cards are expected to arrive sometime today, but according to the latest rumors the company is already planning their mid-range and entry-level alternatives.  Believed to be on track for a June 2010 launch at the earliest, according to 3dceter.org three of the cards will use the 40nm GF104 core with up to 256 shader cores, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256-bit memory bus.  Although naming isn't finalised, they're believed to be known as the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 440 and 430.

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ASUS GeForce GTX 480/GTX 470 tipped ahead of NVIDIA launch

ASUS GeForce GTX 480/GTX 470 tipped ahead of NVIDIA launch

Can we really get excited about box-art?  When it's the box-art for NVIDIA's upcoming Fermi-based video cards - in this case the ASUS GeForce GTX 480 and ASUS GeForce GTX 470 - we can, yes.

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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 GeForce GTX 480 to be $450 not $600?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 to be $450 not $600?

How much would you pay for NVIDIA's stonking Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 video card?  Early estimates pegged the high-performing cards at around €600 or $600 for the single-GPU 480 model, but new figures leaked to Fudzilla suggest a somewhat more reasonable figure: they've heard €450 including tax when the cards come to Europe.

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Galaxy dual core GTS 250 video card makes geeks drool

Galaxy dual core GTS 250 video card makes geeks drool

If you are a PC gaming geek that likes new gaming hardware for your rig, step back a bit so you don't drool all over your $150 gaming keyboard before you read this. Galaxy has unveiled its suitably awesome dual-core GTS 250 retail edition video card with dual fans to keep things nice and frosty.

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NVIDIA GTX 480 Fermi-based video card leaks

NVIDIA GTX 480 Fermi-based video card leaks

It's obviously a week for leaky video cards, as after the first sighting of Sapphire's stonking Radeon HD 5970 yesterday comes in-the-wild images of NVIDIA's rival card, the GTX 480.  Based on the company's Fermi architecture, the GTX 480 is tipped to begin arriving on cards from select manufacturers this month.

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Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini external GPU gets video demo

Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini external GPU gets video demo

Gigabyte's external-GPU BookTop M1305 and M1405 notebooks aren't the only machines relying on a separate graphics boost at CeBIT 2010 this week.  Shuttle have brought along their interpretation, in the shape of the I-Power GXT Mini, a compact box fitted - in this case - with an ATI Radeon HD 4650 that hooks up to Shuttle netbooks via a special GXP port that looks a little like a larger HDMI port.

Video demo after the cut

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

My first desktop PC had a single fan; now we're looking at video cards which tote three fans apiece.  Such is the price of progress, and such is the awesome Sapphire Radeon HD 5970, based on ATI's Radeon HD 5970 GPU and quietly brought out to play at CeBIT 2010 this week.  According to Sapphire the triple-thick card is the fastest in the world.

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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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ATI Radeon HD 5830 gets official: DirectX 11 but slightly too expensive?

AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5830, just as they were predicted to last week.  The HD 5830 slots into the sub-$250 bracket and supports DirectX 11, ATI’s Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream; however it also confirms yesterday’s leaked specifications, which revealed that the card would not be as powerful – in comparison to its HD 5850 sibling – as some users had anticipated.

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ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

Specifications for the much-anticipated ATI Radeon HD 5830 have leaked, courtesy of Chinese site IT168.com, and there's a little disappointment in store for anyone expecting a bargain HD5850 alternative.  The slide - which is tipped to have come from an internal presentation deck - confirms the rumored $250 pricing window, but also that the new card is down a significant 320 stream processors, 16 texture units and 16 ROPs on the HD 5850.

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AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

The last time we talked about the Radeon 5830 GPU we had heard that the GPU was delayed due to some sort of last minute issue. Reports are now coming in that claim AMD will launch the HD 5830 video card next week ahead of CeBIT. If true that would mean the last minute issue was a small one if it existed at all.

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