SPIED: Nvidia GTX 470 'Fermi' PCB Cut-out Cooler

Nvidia will later this month formally debut its GF100-based cards the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480. These cards already exist and are quietly on display at CeBit in Germany, and shots of the product in action have just hit the net.

Chinese website Expreview has board shots of what it claims is a GTX 470 and PC Games Hardware has pictures of one running in action inside a live computer case.

What's interesting to note is that the board shot featured on Expreview show an underside of the card which has cutouts on the PCB that appear to facilitate cooling – something that we've seen before on the GeForce GTX 295.

Nvidia will officially debut the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 products on March 26.

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.
  • heraisu
    Wonder if there will be aftermarket coolers for the back of the card? Ha.

    This might go against any chance of a dual-pcb card, if nvidia prefers to have holes cut in the back for temps... don't work if two cards are back-to-back.
  • deadlockedworld
    I think a double cooler would be great..
  • jblack
    And if it is real, then why can we only see the underside of the board?
  • maydaynomore
    Yeah, I've seen pictures of Big-Foot, and UFO's. Doesn't mean that they are real...

  • SpadeM
    At least there are only 2 x 6-pin power connectors... and that's the only good thing i can say right about now.
  • bdcrlsn
    At least it doesn't look like it'll be an insanely long card.
  • flyinfinni
    How do we know what cards those actually are? Theres no designation on them at all. Could be 5970s or something for all we can see here.
  • rooket
    Should I sell my gtx 260 and wait til one of these puppies gets released? I could sacrifice gaming for a bit if it is worth the upgrade. Can always pull out the laptop and game on it or browse the web in the mean time ;)
  • jimmysmitty
    maydaynomoreYeah, I've seen pictures of Big-Foot, and UFO's. Doesn't mean that they are real...
    True but this one is not being held by Jen so its more than likely the real deal.
  • SmarterChoice
    Fail cards, fail company.