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Report: XFX Not Making GeForce GTX 480, 470s

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.

  • tacoslave
    even they don't want one.
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  • kageryu
    Go go XFX! They know what's good for their business (b^_^)b
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  • builderbobftw
    Now people with Fermi chips that fry are screwed.

    I think XFX is sitting this out cuase they are neverous baout a lifetime warrenty on this turd.
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  • nognlite
    I'm not fond of XFX after I had to RMA three sets (that's 6) GTX 280's and user replaced a fan on a 8800GT. All in 18 months.
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  • wasteoftime
    After the amount of GTX260s and GTX280s I went through (without overclocking) I'm sure they're terrified of offering any kind of warranty on these things. The purple screens of death got so bad for me that I refuse to ever by another nVidia product.
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  • KageRyuGo go XFX! They know what's good for their business (b^_^)bTime will tell. Still, nice to see some competion; it's badly needed.
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  • lauxenburg
    XFX seems knows what they are doing...

    I wouldn't be shocked if Nvidia filled for bankruptcy within the next 5 years. Their products have been shockingly down the drain lately.
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  • TheViper
    Has a big vendor like XFX ever held themselves back from a product launch like this before?
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  • micr0be
    lauxenburgXFX seems knows what they are doing...I wouldn't be shocked if Nvidia filled for bankruptcy within the next 5 years. Their products have been shockingly down the drain lately.
    i hope not, competition is all we'v got to keep good products with good prices coming. lets hope nvidia will learn from their mistakes and go head to head with ATI next series
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  • bdonedge
    LOL@Nvidia fanboys. I'm glad to see ATI is making it's way back up and rolling with the "big leagues".
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