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Nvidia Gives Fermi GF100 Official GPU Names

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Up until now, we've been referring to the next-generation Nvidia GPU technology as Fermi or GF100. Today, Nvidia revealed the official marketing name for the new architecture.

Nvidia will be skipping the entire 300-range of model numbers as the Fermi-based cards will come in at the 400-level. As revealed in an Nvidia twitter update:

"Fun Fact of the Week: GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 will be the names of the first two GPUs shipped based on our new GF100 chip!"

Read more here for our exploration into the GF100.

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    Anonymous , February 2, 2010 4:13 PM
    GeForce GTX 300 series are for sure reserved for a renaming party ...
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    Tomtompiper , February 2, 2010 5:04 PM
    Looking at the power requirements for the cards I think Nvidia missed a trick.

    Top of the range Incinerator!

    Medium range Inferno!

    Entry level The Toaster!
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    jerreece , February 2, 2010 4:51 PM
    LMAO Now the GTX 300 series will be released later as their "mainstream" cards, and they'll perform lesser than the GTX 200 series does now. *smirk*

    I can't wait for Fermi to finally be released, but goodness gracious nVidia. Enough with the retarded renaming crap already.
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2010 4:13 PM
    GeForce GTX 300 series are for sure reserved for a renaming party ...
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    climber , February 2, 2010 4:42 PM
    Does anyone else think that the pic of the the GF100 silicon would make a great framed print hanging on the wall at 24" x 24"? Were's the high res pics please!
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    Annisman , February 2, 2010 4:43 PM
    "Fun fact of the week: We have no idea when these cards will launch, also we hope you have invested in multiple power supplies to go along with your multiple new lcd displays for our proprietary Physx and 3D Vision technology!"


    ^ fixed the link for you Tom's.
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    JohnnyLucky , February 2, 2010 4:47 PM
    We'll just have to wait to find out what the performance is like. It seems like people have been waiting for a long time.
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    jerreece , February 2, 2010 4:51 PM
    LMAO Now the GTX 300 series will be released later as their "mainstream" cards, and they'll perform lesser than the GTX 200 series does now. *smirk*

    I can't wait for Fermi to finally be released, but goodness gracious nVidia. Enough with the retarded renaming crap already.
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    Euphoria_MK , February 2, 2010 4:52 PM
    Coming in stores near you, this Christmas.
    Lol, seriously... Nvidia missed out on this one baddly...
    ATI will probably have a second, revised GPU by then.
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    megamanx00 , February 2, 2010 5:00 PM
    I'm sure the G300 series will be the lower end parts, especially considering that they already renamed the GT240 as the G360M. I'm expecting a G92 chip in there somewhere :D .
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    chris13th , February 2, 2010 5:01 PM
    megamanx00I'm sure the G300 series will be the lower end parts, especially considering that they already renamed the GT240 as the G360M. I'm expecting a G92 chip in there somewhere .

    I'm sure your expectations will be met.
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    Tomtompiper , February 2, 2010 5:04 PM
    Looking at the power requirements for the cards I think Nvidia missed a trick.

    Top of the range Incinerator!

    Medium range Inferno!

    Entry level The Toaster!
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    hannibal , February 2, 2010 5:12 PM
    But it is coming... not like Larrabee that has been halted for some time... And yeah the situation is not easy to GTX400 series, but manageable.
    The rumour is that 400 series is for dx11 cards and 300 series for dx10.1 cards... who knows. We can just hope that we don't see 8800 renamed to GTX450 or something similar... GTX350 is guite possible though...
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    Gulli , February 2, 2010 5:30 PM
    AnonymousGeForce GTX 300 series are for sure reserved for a renaming party ...


    You bet, and this naming scheme makes things even more complicated to consumers.
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    rambo117 , February 2, 2010 5:32 PM
    What I still want to know is what happened to NVIDIA saying that DX11 wouldn't be what determined GPU sales..
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    saint19 , February 2, 2010 5:38 PM
    Ohhh....few weeks to seee the fight start again. Let's see if nVida can defeat the ATI HD 5xxx series.
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    dark_lord69 , February 2, 2010 5:38 PM
    I'd love to buy one of those new cards but I am afraid of the price.
    ...
    The price is scary unless you live in California where everything is way overpriced and people make a lot more. For the rest of us... We will see what the prices come in at. I've been buy nVidia since back in the day when everyone was still buying 3dfx cards. My friend had a Voodoo 2 and I had a 16MB TNT. But somewhere along the line nVidia began charging WAAAAY too much. I went from my nVidia 6600GT to an ATi X1950XT. Now I am still thinking ATi offers more average fps for the money.
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    xonda , February 2, 2010 5:40 PM
    I just wanna see some Crysis Very High Benchmarks!
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    bison88 , February 2, 2010 5:41 PM
    I wonder how Fermi will hold up against Ati, most likely it's going to put a hurt'n on anything they have now, but apparently ATI upped there release date for there next gen hardware to Q2 this year.
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    dotaloc , February 2, 2010 5:44 PM
    climberDoes anyone else think that the pic of the the GF100 silicon would make a great framed print hanging on the wall at 24" x 24"? Were's the high res pics please!i'll jump on board. my wife wouldn't allow it, but the pic is pretty fun.


    i'll jump on board. my wife wouldn't allow it, but the pic is pretty fun.
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    warmon6 , February 2, 2010 5:56 PM
    wow. 0.o i dont think else anyone saw that coming. i would of guess the name would of been gt 3xx . Not gt 4xx
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    syche9876 , February 2, 2010 6:02 PM
    Nvidia is making me upset especially with the whole renaming crap.
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