by Mike Bendel on February 1, 2010 @ 11:35 pm
Graphics chip manufacture Nvidia today officially named the first batch of GPUs that will be based on its GF100 architecture, first revealed by company CEO Jensen Huang at the California-based GPU conference last September under the codename of Fermi. Taking helm at the high end segment is the GTX 480, followed by the GTX 470.
While the exact specifications and pricing of either card still remain unknown, both parts have been confirmed as single GPUs. We can only speculate that Nvidia left wiggle room in there for a possible dual GPU part down the road, similar to the approach ATI took with its HD5000 series.
Though not confirmed, the 300 series will likely be reserved for lower end parts, making it easier for consumers and system builders to differentiate between the enthusiast and mainstream market segments. The first batch of GF100 series based cards are expected to launch later this quarter.
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