March 29th, 2010, 18:19 PM
Nvidia Introduces New "Fermi" Graphics Cards
After months of anticipation and delays, Nvidia finally unveiled its newest graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 470 and 480, at the Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston last Friday.
"You guys have been amazingly patient," Drew Henry, general manager of Nvidia's GeForce business, told an audience full of hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts. "We chose to do something new and different and exciting because we wanted you guys to have a great experience with a lot of the next generation games that people are building."
Henry quickly introduced the GTX 480 graphics card to much applause. "This is without a doubt the best GPU we've ever built," Henry said. "It's got a crapload of performance. This has got to be one of the coolest GPUs we've ever done or the industry has ever had."
The GTX 480 boasts a 700 MHz graphics clock speed, 1.5 GB of onboard GDDR5 memory, and 480 shader processors. All in all, Henry said the new graphics card will two times the performance of Nvidia's previous generation GeForce GTX 285 GPU.
Full story: CRN