Take it with a grain of salt, but according to a rumor dug up by VR Zone, the performance of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 400 series may be quite disappointing. The GeForce GTX 470 is expected to hit the market for $500, but will reportedly have performance somewhere between the Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870. The same source also predicts the GeForce GTX 480 will retail for $600, but won't be able to beat the Radeon HD 5970.
First off, the Geforce GTX 470 will end up 20-25% faster than the previous-generation Geforce GTX 285. That would put it somewhere between the Radeon HD 5850 and the Radeon HD 5870. Unfortunately, the price is rumoured to be $500 at this early stage, which is simply astronomical considering the competition.
The faster Geforce GTX 480 will retail at $600, and should end up faster than the much cheaper HD 5870, though by very little. Needless to say, the HD 5970 will end up much faster than the GTX 480. The GTX 480 is expected to have similar power consumption to the HD 5970, closing in on the PCI-e barrier of 300W.
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Re: GeForce GTX 470 only 25 percent faster than GTX 285? by Anonymous on Friday, February 26 2010 @ 04:00:40 CET