Nvidia’s initial batch of GeForce GTX 480/470 to lose cores

Omer Saleem

Beware Nvidia Fan boys if you are planning to buy company’s next GeForce GTX 480 or GTX 470 graphics cards
based on their upcoming generation CUDA architecture, code named “Fermi”, you could end up buying card with fewer cores than the originally expected 512 due to low 40nm yield. As a result, the GeForce GTX 480 will only have 480 cores and the GTX 470 just 448. That’s significantly reduced from the initial targets of 512 cores per card.

Both GeForce GTX 400 series cards will go on sale on March 26th, according to the sources, with the GeForce GTX 480 priced at $499 and the GeForce GTX 470 at $349

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