nVidia reveals GT420/GTS455 timeline: Fanbois get ready

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While the GTX480 is an impressive performer at the ultra high end, the market for £500 graphic cards is limited at best. Real sales come in the sub-£150 market. So how much longer will nVidia’s mass market DX11 parts be in hiding?

KitGuru has learned that Santa Clara is now confident of launching mainstream DX11 parts in July. That might mean the new cards can be shown behind closed doors at Computex in Taipei, first week in June. This kind of behind closed doors revelation will only be available to nVidia’s top customers, in an attempt to get them to switch from ATI’s 54xx/55xx/56xx parts.

With a low wattage GT420 providing an entry point, through to the 150w GTS455, nVidia has a full set of DX11, Fermi parts planned.

Kit Guru says: Is it a case of too little too late? Tough to tell. A major factor will be ATI’s timeline for Northern Islands. If nVidia’s new mainstream DX11 products rock and the ATI refresh happens late in Q4, then we can expect a market share move from Red to Green. If Northern Islands deploys quickly and nVidia doesn’t manage to beat the existing products, then Red seems like a safe bet for quite some time.

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  • faith
    May 12, 2010
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    Added pressure on ATI to finally get the production process right. Once these parts launch, any slip from the reds will lead to lost revenue.

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    [...] While the GTX480 is an impressive performer at the ultra high end, the market for £500 graphic cards is limited at best. Real sales come in the sub£150. View full post on nvidia – Google Blog Search [...]

  • ET
    May 12, 2010
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    Hopefully these will arrive at good price/performance points that will put some pressure on AMD to lower prices. Lack of competition has kept prices up. I think that AMD has enough of a margin that even if the new NVIDIA chips are good it could remain competitive by lowering prices.

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    [...] GTX 460 ya comienza a ser listada en algunas tiendas para preventa, aunque lógicamente sin stock. [kitguru][imagen GTX470 [...]

  • beck2448
    May 13, 2010
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    bought new 480. its awesome!

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  • nVidia HQ responds directly to KitGuru's revelations | KitGuru
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    [...] has chosen not to contradict our stories relating to the launch of the 50 watt Fermi, GT420 or GTS455 etc, which was nice. Also, they have also been careful to avoid saying that KitGuru’s [...]

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