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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Typical of Fermi.Reply
Even later than it should have been.
oh dear lord no. not another week! I couldn't possibly wait another week!Reply
At least they're trying to avoid mistakes. Grey Screening 5xxx series card?
Another week delay? A week alone in the tech industry is like a year in a gamer's eyes.Reply
All of these delays is only hurting Nvidia's potential market.
This is kinda turning into the Duke Nukem Forever of GPUs.
The GTX 480 doesn't even have 512 cores like it was originally supposed to have...Reply
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?Reply
Now tell me why this sounds familiar...Reply
I think I have a case of déjà vu...
Marketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.Reply
My 2nd repeated sentence in one day: Whats next? LoLReply
MrBradleyMarketing 101: Never promise a release date and then change it.Reply
Marketing 102, never release an unfinished product
Better late than never.Reply