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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  • siuol11 - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    This guy's "sources" are BSN and Fudzilla? And his main argument is that somehow Charlie is a douche because he writes negative stuff about Nvidia? AND you think he's level headed? Really? His head appears to be on the same level as his ass... That's about it. Reply
  • fshaharyar - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    Hello mate don't get into bashing but most of thing on the site that has been published is getting true some are still speculations. but you have to admit this that there part is not as good as it seemed to be they will get it better with new revisions later on in the months to come with better clock ability and I want better competition that will help consumers with better option and price drop by ATI

    And it seems that ATI has won this round not the whole match. I am an ATI fan with 4xxx series but 88xx series were unstoppable by nVidia but now it is the turn of red team.
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  • Sivar - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    Level headed compared to who he's criticizing, yes. Of course, one has to take into account the name of the blog.
    I'd say his sources are logic and reason (and maybe a little anger). Those may not be the best, but compare them to the other Charlie's sources.
    Reading through the content that is there, he does a fairly good job of pointing out some of the flaws in arguments made on Charlie's website, and showing that some of his predictions have not worked out very well.

    Still, time will tell. The only way to know for sure is to see what nVidia has in March, and whether they can manufacture a decent number of them.
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  • MamiyaOtaru - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    time has told. that site hasn't published anything since October, and Charlie's predictions only looks better since then Reply
  • 7Enigma - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    I'm unfamiliar with the site but it seemed like the author had a lot of inside info. The article was certainly detailed and a great read, I just wonder if most of it was accurate and not just a slam piece.

    I'd be interested in hearing a comment or two from one of Anand's authors on specifics from that article...while a captivating read I'm not in the fab industry and a lot went over my head.

    Thanks again for the link!
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  • samspqr - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    the author is Charlie Demerjian, of Inquirer fame

    he has a very personal conflict with nvidia, but so far he's been right on everything he's said about fermi (I think it was october when he said it wouldn't come out before march, and Fudo was still saying it would arrive in 2009)

    If the clocks and shader counts he quotes are right, I'm quite confident that a 5% margin is everything nvidia can get with the unmanufacturable GTX480, while the GTX470 will be just on par with 5870 and cost at least $100 more
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  • Arbie - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    I agree with you. I've been following SemiAccurate's Nvidia news since last summer and not only have Demerjian's schedule predictions come true, but he explains very well where he's getting them from. He may dislike Nvidia's management, but he understands the technical points and does the math. So I believe his further predictions that Nvidia will have nothing real until Fermi 2. We'll see a few press release parts and skeleton stocks at the etailers, but only for show.

    And I think I think Fudo was conned on this by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Last fall Mr. Huang - no doubt alerted by Mr. Demerjian's analyses of Fermi production pitfalls - made a point of personally glad-handing a bunch of tech journalists. Fudzilla even ran a shot of Fudo in the happy embrace. That usually skeptical site has, since then, seemed to accept Nvidia's decreasingly credible spin on its increasingly evident 40nm disaster.

    I hope Nvidia will eventually get back on track and give ATI some competition, because otherwise ATI itself will get complacent. But we need ATI/AMD in the bigger picture, and I'm very glad they've got an entire generation of undisputed graphics card leadership here, to help them rebuild their finances.
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  • Arbie - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    I agree with you. I've been following SemiAccurate's Nvidia news since last summer and not only have Demerjian's schedule predictions come true, but he explains very well where he's getting them from. He may dislike Nvidia's management, but he understands the technical points and does the math. So I believe his further predictions that Nvidia will have nothing real until Fermi 2. We'll see a few press release parts and skeleton stocks at the etailers, but only for show.

    And I think I think Fudo was conned on this by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Last fall Mr. Huang - no doubt alerted by Mr. Demerjian's analyses of Fermi production pitfalls - made a point of personally glad-handing a bunch of tech journalists. Fudzilla even ran a shot of Fudo in the happy embrace. That usually skeptical site has, since then, seemed to accept Nvidia's decreasingly credible spin on its increasingly evident 40nm disaster.

    I hope Nvidia will eventually get back on track and give ATI some competition, because otherwise ATI itself will get complacent. But we need ATI/AMD in the bigger picture, and I'm very glad they've got an entire generation of undisputed graphics card leadership here, to help them rebuild their finances.
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  • MamiyaOtaru - Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - link

    I'm happy to see ATI kick some butt this round so that AMD can stick around. Intel needs some competition too Reply
  • Galid - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - link

    Do not even worry about Nvidia, they survived for a long enough time making money that it won't stop them. We need both companies to survive, competition is good for us, the consumers. Heard that fanboys? WE need BOTH companies to survive. Reply

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