GeForce 196.78 Beta Driver Runs GTX 470

With Nvidia's GF100-based GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 cards launching in just over two weeks, it should surprise no one that details of the new GPUs have been leaked from a beta driver release.

Softpedia cites Czech website PCTuning as identifying beta GeForce drivers version 196.78 as supporting the GeForce GTX 470. The driver system dialog screen revealed a few key details.

According to PCTuning's findings, the GeForce GTX will have 448 CUDA cores or SIMD units and come equipped with 1,280MB of GDDR5 on a 320-bit interface. The memory clock is at 1GHz, but the effective speed is multiplied to 4GHz for a memory bandwidth of 160GB/s.

Stay tuned as more Fermi details release over the next couple of weeks. For those of you who missed it, check out Nvidia's showing of a GeForce GTX 480 pitted against an ATI Radeon 5870.

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  • chess
    i'm excited to see the new Nvidia cards but more excited to see how ATI will respond (crossing fingers for price cut!)
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  • sabot00
    Want solid benches.
    nVidia - "Are you ready?"
    US - "We've been since October!!!"
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  • Anonymous
    if the past driver is any indication you can expect it to cause a small thermonuclear explosion when used with a fermi card
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  • mianmian
    Hope no delay this time.
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  • chess
    i'm excited to see the new Nvidia cards but more excited to see how ATI will respond (crossing fingers for price cut!)
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  • sabot00
    Want solid benches.
    nVidia - "Are you ready?"
    US - "We've been since October!!!"
    15