NVIDIA is reportedly developing a cheaper GeForce GTX 400 series card with a price tag similar to the Radeon HD 5850. Expreview writes this GeForce GTX 460 model is expected to be available on June 1st, and that AIBs will have their own design rights.
The third Fermi-based consumer-class model will employ the P1025 reference PCB design, and feature 1GB of GDDR5 memory as well as 256-bit of memory interface. We have no idea yet about the amount of stream processors or frequencies.
Noteworthily, there won’t be a standard design of GeForce GTX460 – instead, the AICs have their own design rights. If things go well enough, the GeForce GTX 460 will make its debut on June 1st, with a similar price to Radeon HD 5850.