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News First Fermi cards to be named GTX 480, GTX 470

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 3 Feb 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Expect the 300 series to be a massive rebranding spree for n-REBRAND-Vidia.
     
  3. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK New Member

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    I wonder if they just stick a bunch of numbers and words into a hat, and each CEO pulls out one word/number and put them together
     
  4. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    *facepalm*
     
  5. GFC

    GFC New Member

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    nVidia - advancing their architecture two steps at a time.
    lolol. They can't count can they? (200b->GF100 ; 200 -> 400)
     
  6. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    lol, seriously where do they pull this crap from?

    oh hang on, anyone reckon we'll be seeing a GTX260 badged as a 350 or something soon? could be
     
  7. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Its so good they skipped a generation.
     
  8. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Pretty obvious really. The GT300 parts we've already seen (ie: the mobile parts) are all DX10 re-brands of GT200 cards. As such, we can expect to see the 300 series being desktop and mobile GT200s with a new name, and the GT400s are the new Fermi architecture cards.
     
  9. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Hmmm....

    X850XT PE anyone?
     
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    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Nvidia: "The way its meant to be renamed"

    ;)
     
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  11. salesman

    salesman New Member

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    Why not just call the 580 and 570 to compete with AMD's branding?
     
  12. Goty

    Goty New Member

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    ... I don't get it.

    =(
     
  13. El Rando

    El Rando I know what a dremel is

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    tbh I don't really care what it's called. If it can perform well, that's all I need. It does seem a bit weird to miss out 300 though with the exception of the 310.
     
  14. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    And the 330. And the 335. And the 360. And the 380.
     
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    Actually, the GeForce 300 series was the competition from nVidia against ATi's 5000 cards. However they failed and totally skipped it. So This 400 series will compete against ATi's 6000 cards!
     
  16. Platinum

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    Sounds about right to me, the 300 series are out already, there redone versions of the 200 series with DX10.1 support.
    It would be more baffling if they names these 300 parts tbh.
     
  17. lacuna

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    They could call it Trevor for all I care, its the performance that matters
     
  18. Psytek

    Psytek New Member

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    They didn't have a 100 series before the 200 series... I'm guessing they are just doing even numbers, they sound better.

    And it makes the jump sound bigger.
     
  19. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    It's the even number cards that have always been kickass, gf 3, 5 and 7 were a bit of a yawn.
     
  20. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    Yes but the thing is, you know what you're buying. Ordinary consumers who have a small bit of knowledge but want to get into upgrading don't have a chance at understanding all the naming tripe. Plus Nlolia are smart on the marketing and know if they start calling it a few numbers above people will automatically think it's a world of performance ahead. It ain't big and it ain't clever.
     
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