Today I wanted to write a little 'opinionated' editorial. Typically we do not address rumors and gossip. But an accumulation of things that have been going on over at camp NVIDIA and the Internet leading us to believe things are not as they should be.
What we will tell you is that the clock frequencies on these boards surprised me, the GeForce 470 seems to be clocked at roughly 650 MHz, that's lower than I expected. And that indeed will have an effect on performance. I think it's safe to that the GeForce 470 and 480 will be worthy competitors to towards the Radeon HD 5850 and 5870. Will it be a knock-out ? I doubt it very much. But is it important for NVIDIA to deliver a knockout to the competition ? The rumors are creating a rather negative stigma for NVIDIA. Read more at Guru3D.
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Re: NVIDIA and it's troubled GeForce 400 series by Anonymous on Monday, February 22 2010 @ 13:13:57 CET
Moreover in the mobile market, Nvidia has zero revealed plans for advanced next generation parts. It's competitor, AMD has already introduced such parts and they go unanswered in the market.
The Geforce 400 series is too big and hot to serve in this roll. And if it can't make the big hot chips, what possible hope could exist for it making cooler mobile ones? Probably none.