Kit Guru claims NVIDIA's GeForce GTS 450 and GT 440 cards will be available in retail stores on September 14th:
Available in 2 distinct variations, the more expensive of the two will have a 192-bit memory interface, but the cheaper of the two will use just 128-bits to access some (unspecified amount of) GDDR5 memory.
Having competitively priced parts heading into Q3/4 will be massively important for nVidia.
The nVidia GTS450 will not only be in UK stores by 14th September, it will also be available at the magical £99 mark. Sure, some of them will cost more, but we believe that nVidia wants the volume and it wants to kick AMD out of system builder SKUs. To do that, it needs to win comparative side-by-side reviews. With the GTX460 now down to £140, and the GTX460 fall out part (GTS455) to follow soon, there’s not much space for the slower GTS450 to aim at. Can Jay Puri bend it like Beckham for the win?