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The Road to Fermi: A Look Back on News Leaks

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 14 comments

There's less than 24 hours until all will be officially known on Fermi. Until then, here's a trip looking back on all the leaks we've come across during our travels.

Rejoice, everyone! Today marks the last day that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 will be shrouded in mystery.

Looking back, we've covered a lot of ground from leaks and speculation from third-party sources. For those of you still clutching and grabbing at every little tidbit of Fermi-based information, check out the links below.

For those who can't wait for the official skinny, be sure to be here tomorrow early evening, Friday March 26.

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    Anonymous , 26 March 2010 09:51
    Oh god, I just lost the will to live...
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    LePhuronn , 26 March 2010 15:57
    I just don't care any more.

    I seriously would love it if at the official launch the specs are mediocre and power consumption is insane, and then AMD put the final nail in the coffin and slash 20% off the 5800 and 5900 series!
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    david__t , 26 March 2010 17:11
    I think the PSU manufacturers must have shares in nVidia. And nVidia are going down the old P4 Intel route of massive TDP for little extra gain.
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    silverblue , 26 March 2010 18:01
    This is, unfortunately, shaping up to be another repeat of R350 vs NV30. NV30 was technically extremely promising but poorly realised, late and very loud. R350 was evolutionary but based on a proven design.

    I hope I'm wrong; competition is a great thing and even if AMD deserves success, I'd rather see it fight for it.
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    Clintonio , 26 March 2010 18:49
    Rab1d-BDGROh Marcus, you tease!I can only think that the big build-up from Toms means they know something we don't...yet!

    I think they know that lots of hits to their news pages means more ad revenue!

    Oh so skeptical~
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    LePhuronn , 26 March 2010 19:08
    silverblueThis is, unfortunately, shaping up to be another repeat of R350 vs NV30. NV30 was technically extremely promising but poorly realised, late and very loud. R350 was evolutionary but based on a proven design.I hope I'm wrong; competition is a great thing and even if AMD deserves success, I'd rather see it fight for it.


    I don't think we'll have much a problem here - the GTX480 does outperform the 5870 even in its current state, so AMD will lower their price point very soon to maintain its competitive edge.

    Will we see the 5890 and/or 5870 Eyefinity6 now? Is there a 6000 series coming soon? I don't think for a minute that AMD don't have a response for this, and given how much of a return to form the graphics card division is I don't think AMD will settle for the same "bang for buck" pricing tactics they've resigned their processors to against Intel.

    NOW the GPU battle begins - let's see what AMD has up its sleeve.
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    silverblue , 26 March 2010 19:19
    Northern Islands.
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    xaira , 26 March 2010 20:25
    i read somewhere the nda is lifting 5pm this evening, well finally have benches
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    LePhuronn , 26 March 2010 20:31
    Rab1d-BDGROh Marcus, you tease!I can only think that the big build-up from Toms means they know something we don't...yet!


    As long as it's not "Apple to finally get gaming GPU with GTX480" I don't care! I'm only interested in performance, power and heat benches.
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    iooioio , 26 March 2010 21:43
    Actually, most places I've seen say the information will be released at 3:00PM Pacific time. That means 11:00PM in the UK and midnight for the rest of Europe.
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    Tattysnuc , 26 March 2010 23:25
    First in depth benchies are out....

    http://vga.it168.com/a2010/0326/865/000000865774.shtml

    Shame I don't speak chinese or whatever...
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    excalibur1814 , 27 March 2010 02:08
    You sure that's not just a fan kit thingy?
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    goxon , 27 March 2010 04:59
    only nvidia knows how fast(or slow ) is gtx480. wait for the tests
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    silverblue , 27 March 2010 05:17
    Considering Anandtech has been overloaded since it posted its Fermi review 17 minutes ago (I couldn't go past page 2 at that time), let's bet that very few people are finding out.