End of the road for GTX470?

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KitGuru’s sources in Taiwan have told us that nVidia has stopped taking orders for the GeForce GTX 470 card. Is this a temporary measure or has it been killed off less than 2 months after its launch on March 26th?

There’s no doubt that Fermi has huge potential. Its complexity and, in any ways, forward looking technology is interesting to KitGurus around the globe.

That said, not every flavour of Fermi will be a success.

On Wednesday, KitGuru heard that, for now, no more orders are being taken for the nVidia GeForce GTX470.

If true, that would make it one of the shortest lived graphic cards in history. But what’s the full picture?

When KitGuru broke the earlier story that nVidia appeared to be using GTX470 PCB production for the new GTX465, it immediately raised a question mark about why the GTX470 production line no longer needed them.

Jay Puri

Jay Puri,  Executive Vice President of World Wide Sales, is a wise man at nVidia and any decision to drop superfluous lines will have been given the go ahead by him. Same goes for product branching. Unfortunately, so far, he has not been available to comment on our report.

KitGuru has learned that nVidia will look to spice up the Fermi range with a sexy GTX465 card with a lower price and strong performance figures. Now we need to see how it measures up against the Radeon HD 5850. If that move is successful, does that call the future of the GTX470 into question?

KitGuru UPDATE: Word has now reached us of a 375w, dual-GPU, GTX490. If true, then that could explain any reluctance to take new orders for the GTX470. nVidia could have choosen to move its GTX470 cores to the new GTX490 card, while it positions the 200w GTX465 chip against AMD’s Radeon HD 5850.

We’re still as keen as mustard to see if the GTX465, armed with 1GB of 256-bit GDDR5, will be enough to win that battle.

For now, it may not be the end of the road for the GTX470 – instead a well placed fork could be in order.

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  • Chaos
    May 19, 2010
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    that would be quick and painful and time will tell for sure

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  • Ian Williams
    May 19, 2010
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    If the 465 is really so good, then bye bye 470!

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  • Death Dealer
    May 19, 2010
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    Well it actually makes sense the 470 has been in no mans land for a while and if the 465 is a mad overclocker who needs it ?

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  • ET
    May 19, 2010
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    Strange move. Does it mean that the 470 is selling badly?

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  • faith
    May 19, 2010
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    We’ve been bombarded with more information since. Story has been updated. All is becoming clear to the KitGuru :)

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  • GeForce GTX 470 stopped, GTX 490 coming? - PC SHOW 2010 Pricelist | COMPUTEX 2010 | VRForums - Singapore IT & Lifestyle
    May 20, 2010
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    [...] to the new GTX490 card, while it positions the 200w GTX465 chip against AMD’s Radeon HD 5850. End of the road for GTX470? | KitGuru Sponsored Links: innity_pub = "0aa1883c6411f7873cb83dacb17b0afc"; innity_zone = "3041"; [...]

  • CHW » Rumor: Nvidia Geforce GTX-490 será 2xGTX-470
    May 20, 2010
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    [...] End of the road for GTX470? (Kit [...]

  • Rumor: Nvidia Geforce GTX-490 será 2xGTX-470 | TengoTecno.com
    May 20, 2010
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    [...] End of the road for GTX470? (Kit [...]

  • 50w Fermi ? | KitGuru
    May 20, 2010
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    [...] nVidia and its products. Yesterday, we discussed nVidia’s high-end products, the GTX 465 and GTX470.  We have been inundated with requests about ‘Fermi for the masses’. We’re not going to [...]

  • i5 gaming - My Garage
    May 20, 2010
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    [...] ceva clasic, orizontal). Si nu prea mai sunt sigur nici in privinta GTX470-ului, in lumina acestui articol. Nu ma atrage ideea unui ATI (driverele lor celebre si lipsa PhysX). [...]

  • slugbug55
    May 20, 2010
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    Somehow I find this hard to believe.

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  • Gtx470 eol ! - Forum de Luxx
    May 20, 2010
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    [...] die GTX 470 ist gerade da ist sie schon wieder EOL (end of Line !) End of the road for GTX470? | KitGuru __________________ MCP, MCSA, MCSA-S, MCSE, MCSE-S @ 2000 & 2003 [...]

  • Already the end of the road for GTX470??? - Hardware Canucks
    May 21, 2010
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    [...] it's not confirmed, it must be a rumor lolz. That might explain the deal on GTX470s on NCIX maybe? End of the road for GTX470? | KitGuru Who knows… __________________ Main rig:Q9550 C...@3.8GHz/ ASUS P5Q Pro /4 Gigs GSkill DDR2-1000/ [...]

  • nVidiaの新GPU GTX470が2ヶ月で出荷停止らしい « Leddownのブログ
    May 21, 2010
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    [...] PDRTJS_settings_1640755_post_151 = { "id" : "1640755", "unique_id" : "wp-post-151", "title" : "nVidia%E3%81%AE%E6%96%B0GPU+GTX470%E3%81%8C2%E3%83%B6%E6%9C%88%E3%81%A7%E5%87%BA%E8%8D%B7%E5%81%9C%E6%AD%A2%E3%82%89%E3%81%97%E3%81%84", "item_id" : "_post_151", "permalink" : "http%3A%2F%2Fleddown.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F05%2F21%2Fnvidia%25e3%2581%25ae%25e6%2596%25b0gpu-gtx470%25e3%2581%258c2%25e3%2583%25b6%25e6%259c%2588%25e3%2581%25a7%25e5%2587%25ba%25e8%258d%25b7%25e5%2581%259c%25e6%25ad%25a2%25e3%2582%2589%25e3%2581%2597%25e3%2581%2584%2F" } End of the road for GTX470?より。 [...]

  • GTX490 throws down to 5970 | KitGuru
    May 23, 2010
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    [...] Firstly, it shows that the GTX490 is a dual-GPU card.  We gathered that. [...]

  • [Tin đồn] GTX 470 có thể là hạt nhân cho phiên bản Fermi 2 nhân ? « vozExpress
    May 24, 2010
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    [...] nguồn tin KitGuru có được từ Đài Loan, NVIDIA đã ngưng nhận thêm hợp đồng cho mẫu card GTX 470. [...]

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 axed after just two months? - SlashGear
    May 25, 2010
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    [...] two cards so similar that the company has decided to axe it altogether?  That’s the rumor coming out of KitGuru, who have heard from sources in Taiwan that NVIDIA are no longer taking orders for the Fermi-based [...]

  • NVidia Geforce GTX470 kort leven | Techjunkies
    May 25, 2010
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    [...] binnenkort al niet meer te koop. Kitguru een Taiwanees blog weet ons te melden dat Nvidia is gestopt met het aannemen van orders. Wellicht dat de aankomende GeForce GTX 465 hiervan de oorzaak [...]

  • Geforce GTX 470 – killed by Nvidia (Karar)
    May 26, 2010
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    [...] SOURCE: KitGuru [...]

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