I find it very hard to believe, but KitGuru claims the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 graphics card may not feature support for CUDA. While it is possible to disable the feature, I can't see how this could have any positive effect on the performance of the card and I can't really imagine NVIDIA would disable it just to differentiate their GPU lineup.
Fermi has been a challenge for nVidia. Without doubt, the GTX480 is the fastest GPU ever made, but volumes are still low. Also, as a company, they are under pressure to deliver the all-important mainstream products that will allow for volume sales in a global recession. The GTX470 is not the first product in that segment, but the GTX465 could be.
So, the question remains, how to make the GTX465 sexy and available?
If the rumours are to be believed, then nVidia has one response that answers both of these questions at the same time. Make the GTX465 faster and easier to build by removing CUDA.