We all know that the most important names in the IT industry are very, very careful with the information regarding future products, especially when the devices in question are something the whole world has been eagerly waiting for. Take Apple for example, they're quite tight-lipped about their various gadgets, and, despite some minor leaks, no serious info regarding the iPad appeared prior to its official launch.
Another interesting case is NVIDIA
, which has already delayed way, way too much the official launch of their Fermi-based next-gen, DirectX 11 compatible GPUs, the GTX 400 series. They've also been very quiet about the new component and enforced a no-leaking policy
over the past few months.
Anyway, it seems that the GPU manufacturer's security wall has finally been breached (whether on purpose or not, that's for us to guess and for NVIDIA's reps to know), since a secret slide has just been leaked online, portraying the brand-new FERMI-powered GeForce GTX 480 and a couple of general tech specs.
The photo, which appeared on Turkish technology website DonahimHaber
, shows the graphics unit itself, which sports some pretty interesting metallic heatpipes on the top. The data that accompanies the photo indicates the card's length (10.5 inches), as well as the fact that it sports a 384-bit memory interface and 1536MB of GDDR5 VRAM, two PCIe (6-pin and 8-pin) power connectors, and a consumption of under 300W. Other features include three-way SLI support, dual-DVI and mini HDMI outputs.
Finally, we'll have to mention one slight detail
. According to our sources (who've actually gotten some hands-on time with the GTX 480, but are under strict embargo), the photo is genuine, and that's exactly how the future NVIDIA GPU will look like (complete with a bit of a light show in the rear side, but we won't go into details right now).
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