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Nvidia to Unleash 'Fermi' GF100 on March 26

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Mark your calendars: Fermi on March 26!

Nvidia hit the social networks, drumming up excitement for the release of its next product. What we've been waiting for, apparently, is the announcement of a launch date for the next-generation Nvidia GF100 hardware, codenamed Fermi.

The official word now from Nvidia's Twitter account is:

Apologies for the confusion around our most recent GF100 update. To clarify, launch date for GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 is March 26, 2010

The message was preceded by word that the new GPUs will be at PAX East:

The wait is almost over! The world's fastest PC graphics gaming technology will be unveiled PAX 2010. Visit: www.nvidia.com/paxeast.

Are you waiting for Fermi for your next upgrade?

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    maximus20895 , February 23, 2010 6:34 PM
    I really don't give a damn about fermi anymore.
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    micr0be , February 23, 2010 6:39 PM
    BENCH-MARK ... BENCH-MARK... BENCH-MARK... BENCH-MARK !!!!
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    vertigo_2000 , February 23, 2010 6:37 PM
    I already bought a 5870... I'm not about to buy nVidia any time soon.

    My 8800GTX crapped out and I was forced to pick up a new grafix card... if nVidia had a DX11 card on the market, I may have gone that route, but I bought the 5870 and haven't looked back. I'm really impressed by it.
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    Mousemonkey , February 23, 2010 5:38 PM
    The link is broke mate.
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    parkergrove , February 23, 2010 6:02 PM
    Soooooooo.... will prices of their old stuff drop now?

    I just bought a 5750 today, damnit.
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    gereth , February 23, 2010 6:04 PM
    The link works if you get rid of the period on the end.
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    outlw6669 , February 23, 2010 6:05 PM
    Quote:
    Soooooooo.... will prices of their old stuff drop now?

    I just bought a 5750 today, damnit.

    Doubt it.
    Released =! Competitive

    Fermi is a really big, really expensive chip.
    I highly doubt nVidia will try to undercut ATI as far as price/performance goes...
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    Gin Fushicho , February 23, 2010 6:06 PM
    Guess I'll wait till the GTX 450. =p
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    Rehnquist- , February 23, 2010 6:13 PM
    outlw6669Doubt it.Released =! CompetitiveFermi is a really big, really expensive chip.I highly doubt nVidia will try to undercut ATI as far as price/performance goes...


    But I, for one, am really hoping that their release will cause for an immediate price reduction from ATI.
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    OvrClkr , February 23, 2010 6:14 PM
    sweet, hopefully no delays from now on....
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    jonpaul37 , February 23, 2010 6:14 PM
    Lately i have been on the ATI bandwagon, but i can't wait to see how the Fermi benchies compare to ATI's current oferings... hope the price/performance ratio is close, only that will drive down the prices.
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    Anonymous , February 23, 2010 6:19 PM
    fermi will be such a hot product that people will be unable to get their hands on one.
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    Sabiancym , February 23, 2010 6:23 PM
    I have a feeling ATI has something waiting for when Fermi comes out. It seems like they've been one step ahead of Nvidia everytime for the last year or so.

    Either way, color me excited.
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    babybeluga , February 23, 2010 6:29 PM
    Nvidia to Unleash 'Fermi' GF100 (on paper) on March 26*

    Fixed.
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    nforce4max , February 23, 2010 6:29 PM
    Gin FushichoGuess I'll wait till the GTX 450. =p


    You never know you might just get your wish and maybe a good deal thanks to ATI. 320 and 384 shader cards should come out later on in the year so that NVidia can keep cost of the GTX480 and 470 down in order to break even or turn a profit.
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    rhino13 , February 23, 2010 6:33 PM
    Sounds exciting!
    Unfortunately word on the street is that nVidia will have 7,000 - 8,000 gpus availible by the end of March.
    Compare that to AMD's 5870 release of 100,000+ gpus. And most of us know you can still bearly get your hands on a 5870.

    By the time you whitle down the avalible gpus by giving them to the press nVidia will probablly have 1,000 gpus left to sell. Those things are going to be more expensive than Fararis.
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    maximus20895 , February 23, 2010 6:34 PM
    I really don't give a damn about fermi anymore.
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    vertigo_2000 , February 23, 2010 6:37 PM
    I already bought a 5870... I'm not about to buy nVidia any time soon.

    My 8800GTX crapped out and I was forced to pick up a new grafix card... if nVidia had a DX11 card on the market, I may have gone that route, but I bought the 5870 and haven't looked back. I'm really impressed by it.
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    micr0be , February 23, 2010 6:39 PM
    BENCH-MARK ... BENCH-MARK... BENCH-MARK... BENCH-MARK !!!!
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    officeguy , February 23, 2010 6:40 PM
    So what!! It is one graphic card that will probably cost around 300 dollars. I used be excited about this kind of stuff but I grew up and spending money on other stuff. You can get a decent graphic card for around 100 to 130 dollars.
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    scook9 , February 23, 2010 6:47 PM
    They still do not know how to price cards....heard $500 for the lower one and $670 for the higher one.....ATI it is then...unless they offer unbelievable performance for those prices....
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    robwright , February 23, 2010 6:47 PM
    Finally, PAX is in my backyard and i can actually go. Good times. Hope Nvidia's press conference is slightly better than its one at CES -- my vision is still blurry from all the 3D nonsense.
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    saint19 , February 23, 2010 6:48 PM
    Yeah!!!, the GPU war is coming, let's see who is the new GPUs king. For me, few hours ago i was thinking on buy a 5850, but with that news I will wait 'till March 26, the same day of my daughter's birthday!!!
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