OK, now I'm really looking forward to NVIDIA
officially releasing its new GTX 400 series GPUs, because this leaking game is getting ridiculous. I mean, it seems that there are a lot of people out there who've managed to get their hands on some smoking-hot GTX samples and, with little respect to such issues as NDAs or company policy, are posting photos online. We're not yet talking about pre-launch reviews, but be sure that, in March 26, you'll see plenty of those hit the web as well.
Anyway, the reason why we've come back, yet again, to the new NVIDIA graphics processing units series is that a batch of freshly leaked photos
has just hit the web, this time courtesy of TCMagazine
(via a website called Chiphell
that, nevertheless, seems to have taken the photo from yet another source as well). These photos have a lower quality than some of the other that popped up earlier, but at least they're clearly live ones, with a production-ready unit.
The new photos depict one large GPU, which, however, is a lot shorter than ATI's 5970 behemoth. As we've been able to see from the previous shots leaked online, the GPU sports some cool-looking heatsinks on the side, and will most likely occupy a pretty hefty amount of space within the user's computers.
As some of you will certainly remember, the GTX 480 will apparently pack no less than 480 Cores, a 384-bit interface, 1536MB of VRAM and GPU/shader/memory of 700/1041/1848 (3696) MHz.
TDP will be set at around 295W. It will also deliver three-way SLI support, two (six-pin and eight-pin) PCIe power connectors, as well as dual-DVI and HDMI outputs. Other features will include CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision Surround support.
Pricing for NVIDIA
's latest graphics powerhouse is set at just under 500 US dollars, and the official launch is just a few days away, on March 26.
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