Go Back   nV News Forums > Hardware Forums > Rumor Mill

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-11-10, 12:40 PM   #1
Enrico_be
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 138
Default [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...y-in-the-sack/

Quote:
KitGuru has heard that nVidia’s been through the first iteration of the GTX480 with a fine tooth comb, to create a GTX485 product that can run at least 20MHz more on the core clock, with improved cooling and performance. It’s also worked through some neat driver improvements that will also help. Nice.

How has this improvement been made possible and why has it taken so long?

Bill Dally is a smart cookie. One that spent 10 years at MIT creating massive, experimental, parallel processing systems. He’s used to increasing the smoothness of a machine’s operation by reducing the effort needed to synchronize disparate components. Useful, now that he has Fermi to tame.


Bill Dally: Proud father ready to kill off GTX480 with a cooler/quieter/faster 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 supposed to go. Nice.


Will GTX 485 offer bigger holes for your enjoyment?

KitGuru says: Interesting move by nVidia. VERY unusual for the company with the single fastest chip to beat their own product within a few weeks of launching. We guess that Northern Islands (the revamped Radeon 5000 chip) must be very close to launching and nVidia wants to push every soldier it has into battle now. Good news for nVidia fanbois who have been holding off on GTX480 because they were not sure about all that heat and noise. What does that mean to the street pricing? We expect the £395 GTX480 to come down to £375 and the GTX 485 will launch at £419.
Enrico_be is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 12:43 PM   #2
bacon12
Registered User
 
bacon12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,532
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

May be worth a look, I told myself I was gonna skip this gen.
bacon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 12:59 PM   #3
Bman212121
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,726
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

I highly doubt this news is accurate. If they can only get a 20mhz gain it would make more sense to just keep the current GTX 480 and make it a revision so they can get better yields. It's quite unlikely they will be able to simply turn on the other SPs, so it still won't be what "Fermi should have been at launch".

If they can improve the card that's great, but I think Nvidia would much rather do it silently otherwise they'll have a big pile of GTX 480s they wouldn't be able to sell.
Bman212121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 01:03 PM   #4
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,365
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

20mhz gain from what? the 700mhz stock? or the average overlock of 800mhz most users can reach with no problem.
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 03:38 PM   #5
mailman2
Ducking & Dodging
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,948
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

I really don't think this site has any idea what the hell they are saying. They were talking about a 1Ghz GTX 480 the other day. The power draw on that would be so outrageous I don't think they'd even be able to sell it. Now this, GTX 485 because they've refined the production??? I really doubt it.

imo that whole website is full of crap.

Also they state its what Fermi should've been, Fermi shouldve been 512 CUDA cores, not 480.
__________________
i7-2600k @ 4.6Ghz, Zotac GTX 680 (1310/7000), 16GB DDR3 1600, 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 RAID 0, Windows 7 x64, CPU and GPU custom watercooled

Quote:
Originally Posted by General Lee View Post
Oh, if the whole world had only one neck for me to squeeze in my hands...
mailman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 07:29 PM   #6
Logical
Registered User
 
Logical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 2,523
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

Hmmm taking this with a pinch of slat. It is inevitable that there will be a GTX485 but i think a fall release would be more realistic.

Holding onto my GTX285 till then.

Logical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 08:55 PM   #7
Viral
Registered User of Women
 
Viral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,523
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

I would've thought a GTX485 would be a 512 shader part. If not then it would certainly be pretty useless.
__________________
Q9550 w/ Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme | 4GB Team Xtreme Dark 800MHz CL4 | Gigabyte X48-DS5
ASUS Radeon 5870 | 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 | 1TB WD Green Power | BenQ V2400W 24" LCD
Corsair HX-1000w | LG GGW-H20L 6x DL Blu-Ray Burner/HD-DVD Reader | Coolermaster Cosmos S

Acer TravelMate 4002WNLCi: Pentium M 725 @ 1.6GHz | Mobility Radeon 9700/64MB | 2GB DDR400 | 15.4" WXGA
Viral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-10, 11:19 PM   #8
lee63
Classified
 
lee63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Murrieta, U.S./Taunton, U.K.
Posts: 4,263
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

I might look into one of these if its 512....I'm done with SLi and Xfire.
__________________
lee63 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 06-12-10, 01:18 AM   #9
Enrico_be
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 138
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...29&postcount=7

It's probably a hoax
Enrico_be is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-10, 06:09 AM   #10
lee63
Classified
 
lee63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Murrieta, U.S./Taunton, U.K.
Posts: 4,263
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

Quote:
Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
While Crossfire sucks, SLI is in it's prime, isn't it?
It works great and came a long way.
SLi is great but not needed IMO.
__________________
lee63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-10, 12:37 PM   #11
Yaboze
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 2,057
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

I'm waiting. I'm waiting.

Yaboze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-10, 04:23 PM   #12
methimpikehoses
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: [Kitguru] - GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

Looking forward to hearing more details about this one. I think I'll hold out for it.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.