On the heels of a rather unusual (and poorly received) announcement this morning that they'd be showing off the GTX 400 series at PAX East this year, NVIDIA has made a second and much more to-the-point announcement today.
 
The GTX 400 series will be launching March 26th.
 
And at this point that's all we know. Specifications, performance, pricing, launch quantities, etc remain to be seen. Perhaps more interesting is that this is on a Friday. We can't immediately recall a Friday GPU launch, even for a refresh part. Like everything else, the whether this has any significance remains to be seen.
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  • tterremmotto - Monday, March 08, 2010 - link

    All the red herring arguments in the world don't make up for the fact that the 3xxx series were the worst possible follow up to the disaster that were the 2xxx series.

    Simply because NVIDIA had better offerings at every single performance level during that generation. The G80/92 were far better performers than the cores in the 3xxx. And we're talking 2x speedup.

    That little detail was reflected on the huge market share ATI lost in the mid and top ranges during the 3xxx series. So feel free to move the goalposts and make all sorts of hand wavy arguments, which you seem to think of as facts. But reality said a very different story. And yes, the 3xxx series do open a lot of ulcers inside ATI because hadn't it been for the R700 they would be pretty much dead in the water.
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  • erple2 - Friday, February 26, 2010 - link

    I included the 3870 vs. the 280 because that was the "best" card ATI had available when the gtx280 came out. Clearly, 60% was a low-ball estimate. Based on the initial testing that Anandtech did for the GTX280 (http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334...">http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3334..., the 280 was about 100-150% faster than the 3870 in the tests run.

    The 2900 was what almost sunk ATI, I think it was...
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  • siuol11 - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    Where did you get that? Have you seen a 480? Do tell... Reply
  • geok1ng - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    WOW! A seven lines news, and a ton of posts, ranging from fanboy flaming to tech sites comparisons.

    I will use my seer powers and predict:

    1- fermi will be slightly faster that 5870, dual Fermi will be slightly faster than 5970. Expect the cards to trade blows in a game by game basis.

    2- fermi will run hotter, dual fermi will thermal throttle under stock settings.

    3-fermi will cost more and offer poor bang for the buck against radeons

    4- Fermi drivers will run smother and with less problems than catalysts

    how do i reached these conclusions?

    Because that's how the GPU market has been for the past 3 generations!
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  • MamiyaOtaru - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    how the hell is there going to be a dual fermi, given how much juice a single one uses? Reply
  • Galid - Thursday, February 25, 2010 - link

    Simply impossible given the limit of 300 watt to be PCI-E certified. And the amazing quantities of answer to that 7 line news is that it's the first time Nvidia is late in a schedule that much. They never did that from TNT all the way up to GTX2xx. Reply
  • bhougha10 - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    Funny stuff here. Can't believe how the sheep gather.

    Odds are 1 in 100 that the 480 is only 5% faster.

    I'm glad ATI has gotten a little breathing room to make the margins, but you people need to stay real.

    Manufactor this stuff in the USA and we would have the cards by now. And we may actually have jobs to buy a few of these cards.
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  • jimijuke - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    Ha! If microchips were made in the us we would still be using ATI Rage 128 cards (and poorly made ones!). There is a reason that most chips come out of Taiwan and it isn't just price. Reply
  • tterremmotto - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    You do realize most (if not all) the GPUs from NVIDIA, ATi, and Intel are designed in the USA right?

    Also the US still leads in silicon output, Intel being the largest IC manufacturer has most of its fabs in the US. As do IBM and in a lesser part Global Foundries.

    The chips themselves are not the issue, but the board assembly and the labor required, which is why most of that moved over to Asia. But not due to cost, since they never pass the savings on to the customer, but due to increased profits.

    More American corporations should be taken to task for all that stupid outsourcing. But honestly the US has to also understand that basing all our existence on an economic system which follows a sociopathic model of behavior (esp. due to the lack of any sort of national allegiance by capital) while expecting it to act rationally/humanely is supremely naive and stupid.
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  • silverblue - Thursday, February 25, 2010 - link

    Isn't ATi Canadian? :) Reply

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