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Report: Nvidia GTX 480, 470 Availability Delayed

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Buyers itching to get rid of their stack of Benjamins for a Fermi will have to hold off for a bit longer, it seems.

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 , March 16, 2010 11:48 PM
    Marketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.
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    jrharbort , March 16, 2010 11:43 PM
    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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    nicklasd87 , March 16, 2010 11:51 PM
    MrBradleyMarketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.


    Marketing 102, never release an unfinished product
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    duk3 , March 16, 2010 11:41 PM
    Typical of Fermi.
    Even later than it should have been.
  • 32 Hide
    jrharbort , March 16, 2010 11:43 PM
    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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    razercultmember1 , March 16, 2010 11:44 PM
    The GTX 480 doesn't even have 512 cores like it was originally supposed to have...
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    Tomtompiper , March 16, 2010 11:45 PM
    My guess of an April first launch was close. Is it true that they are including some sliced bread in the Retail boxes to show off the new Toast making function?
  • 21 Hide
    Zinosys , March 16, 2010 11:47 PM
    Now tell me why this sounds familiar...

    I think I have a case of déjà vu...
  • 33 Hide
    MrBradley , March 16, 2010 11:48 PM
    Marketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.
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    Anonymous , March 16, 2010 11:49 PM
    My 2nd repeated sentence in one day: Whats next? LoL
  • 31 Hide
    nicklasd87 , March 16, 2010 11:51 PM
    MrBradleyMarketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.


    Marketing 102, never release an unfinished product
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    z0d , March 16, 2010 11:51 PM
    Better late than never.
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    Anonymous , March 16, 2010 11:51 PM
    Maybe they should concentrate more on delivering Fermi to consumers instead of setting up "I hate Intel" websites. Just an idea.
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    MrBradley , March 16, 2010 11:51 PM
    @OvrClkr

    We want it to be released so we can see whether or not our criticisms actually hold any water.
  • 12 Hide
    MrBradley , March 16, 2010 11:52 PM
    nicklasd87Marketing 102, never release an unfinished product


    Marketing 103: Never promise a release date and not have it ready.
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    EXT64 , March 16, 2010 11:53 PM
    Not really surprising, they were running out of time for their original date. Is a bummer though.
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    techktl , March 16, 2010 11:53 PM
    Why am i not surprised. And it has nothing to do with patience, it's all the constant promises that are being broken. I wouldnt be surprised if this is released somewhere in may, jun.
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    ubergeek , March 16, 2010 11:56 PM
    At least they didn't bump it back to April 1. Wouldn't that be a hoot... APRIL FOOLS! we don't really have it ready...
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    razercultmember1 , March 16, 2010 11:57 PM
    But can it release Fermi?...
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    sakatainx , March 17, 2010 12:03 AM
    Do we all know the reason of the delay...???
    Because the product is not yet ready and NV try to maintain our patience and attention to keep waiting their product using all the delay announcement.
    It's amazing many ppl still waiting Fermi like a promising prophet LOL
    While actually NV are busy prepare them self to sue Intel in the court.

    Finally once the product launch it cost 600$ this will not push to lower the 5xxx price, and after 2 months price will drop into 400$, consider we have to waited additional 2 months for reasonable price.
    Later after 3 months Overclock version will shown with a new label GTX 490 or maybe GTX 4840 LOL
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    megamanx00 , March 17, 2010 12:06 AM
    :shock:

    Oh the shock. The horror. The "I completely expected this" :D .
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    rebturtle , March 17, 2010 12:07 AM
    Is this card going to ship with "Duke Nukem Forever"?
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