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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • mianmian
    Hope no delay this time.
  • chess
    i'm excited to see the new Nvidia cards but more excited to see how ATI will respond (crossing fingers for price cut!)
  • sabot00
    Want solid benches.
    nVidia - "Are you ready?"
    US - "We've been since October!!!"
    Yes i can't wait Prices on older cards will go down right one my birth day :D
  • tipmen
    I just want some competition! competition = lower prices.
  • alvine
    competition is good! i want $300 5870
  • if the past driver is any indication you can expect it to cause a small thermonuclear explosion when used with a fermi card
  • nfail
    All the world was worried about the large hadron collider causing a mini black hole but instead it's going to be fermi with nVidia's latest drivers. We're doomed.
  • sarsoft
    When these come out its going to very intresting to see comparison of the benchies. nVidia vs ATI.

    I hope the prices will drop $700 is just crazy for these cards
  • Trueno07
    chessi'm excited to see the new Nvidia cards but more excited to see how ATI will respond (crossing fingers for price cut!)
    That's what i'm excited for!