Here comes another rumor from KitGuru. This time the site claims NVIDIA will soon introduce the GeForce GTX 485, an improved version of the GeForce GTX 480. The card is expected to be about $20 more expensive and promises to deliver a 20MHz higher core clockspeed, a better cooling solution that produces less noise, and enhanced overclocking potential. Moreover, NVIDIA reportedly also managed to create some driver improvements that should help boost the performance of Fermi.
So what is the GeForce GTX 485?
Simply put, it’s what Fermi should have been at launch.
A little quicker. A little cooler. A little easier to make.
With the earlier price move announced exclusively by KitGuru, we’re now expecting the GTX485 to come in around $20 higher into distribution than the launch price of the GTX480. It will also overclock easier, because more of the pesky electrons will be going where they are supposd to go. Nice.
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Re: GeForce GTX 485 to deliver more performance and less noise? by Anonymous on Friday, June 11 2010 @ 20:25:46 CEST
Everyone knew this was coming. Nvidia just couldn't wait till July/August to "introduce" Fermi, so they got Fermi out the door early, knowing they'd refine it as time went by.
Nice to see. Fermi came out a bit toasty at the high end, so hopefully that's much improved.