Report: Nvidia GTX 480, 470 Availability Delayed

It's no secret that making Fermi has been a harder-than-expected task for Nvidia, but the company will officially unveil its finalized product in the GeForce GTX 480 at the end of next week on March 26.

While you can expect to see an announcement at an event at PAX East coupled with plenty of benchmarks, a story posted on Shane Baxtor's site says that retail availability will come after the announcement date.

According to Baxtor, the original retail date was supposed to be March 29 but now that's been moved to April 6.

We reached out to Nvidia for clarification, but we were told to stay tuned to the company's stage show from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. next Friday. At any rate, hopefully those boxes for Inno3D GeForce GTX 480 were filled with product and ready to greet gamers as soon as possible.

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  • MrBradley
    Marketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.
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  • jrharbort
    Another week delay? A week alone in the tech industry is like a year in a gamer's eyes.

    All of these delays is only hurting Nvidia's potential market.

    This is kinda turning into the Duke Nukem Forever of GPUs.
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  • duk3
    Typical of Fermi.
    Even later than it should have been.
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  • duk3
    Typical of Fermi.
    Even later than it should have been.
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  • buddhav1
    oh dear lord no. not another week! I couldn't possibly wait another week!

    /sarcasm

    At least they're trying to avoid mistakes. Grey Screening 5xxx series card?
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  • jrharbort
    Another week delay? A week alone in the tech industry is like a year in a gamer's eyes.

    All of these delays is only hurting Nvidia's potential market.

    This is kinda turning into the Duke Nukem Forever of GPUs.
    32