Information on an NVIDIA owned Twitter account has revealed that the first DX11 desktop cards to hit the market from the company will be branded GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470.
It's been speculated for quite a while that these parts would fall under GTX 300 series naming, but it would appear now that NVIDIA's intent is to further separate the parts from existing mobile GeForce GT 3xxx series offerings based on GT21x series GPUs that are only DX10.1 compliant.
What is known about the GTX 470/480 cards is that they're of course based on NVIDIA's new GF100 GPU with 512 CUDA cores (shader units), a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface and are fully DX11 compliant. We're not yet sure, however, where the 470 differs to the full-featured 480 model apart from inevitably shifting at a lower price point.
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