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Nvidia Gives Fermi GF100 Official GPU Names

Up until now, we've been referring to the next-generation Nvidia GPU technology as Fermi or GF100. Today, Nvidia revealed the official marketing name for the new architecture.

Nvidia will be skipping the entire 300-range of model numbers as the Fermi-based cards will come in at the 400-level. As revealed in an Nvidia twitter update:

"Fun Fact of the Week: GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 will be the names of the first two GPUs shipped based on our new GF100 chip!"

Read more here for our exploration into the GF100.

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.
  • GeForce GTX 300 series are for sure reserved for a renaming party ...
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  • climber
    Does anyone else think that the pic of the the GF100 silicon would make a great framed print hanging on the wall at 24" x 24"? Were's the high res pics please!
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  • Annisman
    "Fun fact of the week: We have no idea when these cards will launch, also we hope you have invested in multiple power supplies to go along with your multiple new lcd displays for our proprietary Physx and 3D Vision technology!"


    ^ fixed the link for you Tom's.
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  • Perhaps skipping a naming group signifies that it's even better than the next generation of GPUs should have been.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    We'll just have to wait to find out what the performance is like. It seems like people have been waiting for a long time.
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  • jerreece
    LMAO Now the GTX 300 series will be released later as their "mainstream" cards, and they'll perform lesser than the GTX 200 series does now. *smirk*

    I can't wait for Fermi to finally be released, but goodness gracious nVidia. Enough with the retarded renaming crap already.
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  • Euphoria_MK
    Coming in stores near you, this Christmas.
    Lol, seriously... Nvidia missed out on this one baddly...
    ATI will probably have a second, revised GPU by then.
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  • megamanx00
    I'm sure the G300 series will be the lower end parts, especially considering that they already renamed the GT240 as the G360M. I'm expecting a G92 chip in there somewhere :D.
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  • chris13th
    megamanx00I'm sure the G300 series will be the lower end parts, especially considering that they already renamed the GT240 as the G360M. I'm expecting a G92 chip in there somewhere .I'm sure your expectations will be met.
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  • Tomtompiper
    Looking at the power requirements for the cards I think Nvidia missed a trick.

    Top of the range Incinerator!

    Medium range Inferno!

    Entry level The Toaster!
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