XFX will be sitting out this initial round of offerings from the green-eyed monster.
These aren't going to be in stores.As we approached the Nvidia GTX 480 launch, one of the early vendors that we saw boxes and cards from was XFX. That meant, naturally, that we'd have GTX 480 and GTX 470 cards from XFX, right? It doesn’t seem that way.
According to various sources, XFX is skipping right over this initial family of Fermi-based GPUs from Nvidia. That means that there will not be any GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 cards from XFX, though the vendor will continue selling its current Nvidia products.
Although XFX may have axed its plans to roll out GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 cards, we expect the company to sell Fermi-based products eventually down the line.
Interestingly, Legit Reviews relays its conversation with XFX, where it mentioned that the card maker have "yet to see whether the fermented launch will reach an inglorious anti-climax" and mentioned it wants to "Ferm up to who really has the big Guns."
Sounds like XFX is most interested in selling its gun-tote ATI Radeon HD 5970 Eyefinity 6 monster.