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.

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.
  • duk3
    Typical of Fermi.
    Even later than it should have been.
  • buddhav1
    oh dear lord no. not another week! I couldn't possibly wait another week!


    At least they're trying to avoid mistakes. Grey Screening 5xxx series card?
  • 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.
  • razercultmember1
    The GTX 480 doesn't even have 512 cores like it was originally supposed to have...
  • Tomtompiper
    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?
  • Zinosys
    Now tell me why this sounds familiar...

    I think I have a case of déjà vu...
  • MrBradley
    Marketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.
  • My 2nd repeated sentence in one day: Whats next? LoL
  • nicklasd87
    MrBradleyMarketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.
    Marketing 102, never release an unfinished product
  • z0d
    Better late than never.