release date unknown but it should be on par with the 5770, early bench marks show it beating the 5770 by a very small margin, the 440 will likely be thier low end card for oem builds and copeting with likes of 5670
Its going to be released on the 13th probably midnight on the 12th i would think. It performs similar to the 5770 but we need some decent benchmarking to be sure exactly where it sits. I guess slightly behind the 5770 but only slightly and depending on games of course but on average just a tad behind the 5770.
im expecting the gt440 to beat the 5670 and be close to the 5750. the gt240 isnt that much behind the 5670 so the performance boost of a new generation should move it ahead of it. the gt420 should be competing with the 5550/5570.