TweakTown tech write Shane Baxtor claims the retail availability of the GeForce GTX 400 series has been pushed back to April 6th, as NVIDIA decided to hold cards back from its partners until launch. The reporter writes NVIDIA has changed its policy and is sending out review samples themselves this time, likely to make sure that no performance details leak until the NDA if lifted on March 26th.
If you thought that you were going to pick one up retail that day though you where wrong, the original date for stock to be selling was the 29th but now it seems to be April 6th.
This morning we heard that NVIDIA had changed the strategy for sending samples; instead of partners sending them out NVIDIA are taking charge and sending out themselves. We’re not 100% sure why they’re doing this but it could be because NVIDIA doesn’t want any leaks on the results until the 26th. Quite often we see NVIDIA push a driver to us at the last minute and it’s possible that this could happen with the GTX 400 series.