Friday, 29 October 2010 09:57

Geforce GTX 580 to launch in November

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Better, improved, hot and fast

We came across some interesting information regarding Nvidia's response to Cayman. The new chip from Nvidia, codenamed GF110 is going to launch in November, most likely before Cayman. AMD set its launch date around November 20 and Nvidia is likely to launch the GF110 a bit earlier.

It is not only that the chip will have more than 480 cores, we dare not say 512, but all these cores will be improved. Nvidia had more than a year to work on this mid-life kicker, something that can compete with AMD's Cayman and could likely end up as the fastest GPU on the market.

First reports indicate that it will get available for around $499 but this will very much depend on Cayman performance and pricing.

The cards are in production as we speak, almost ready to ship at launch. Now its all a matter of politics and deciding when to launch them. As the winter in the northern hemisphere draws near the Cayman and the GF110 will come in quite handy, as both will generate enough heat to keep gamers cozy at sub-zero temperatures.

Last modified on Friday, 29 October 2010 11:31
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+50 #1 Morse 2010-10-29 10:23
wow if this is true this has completely come out of nowhere, I am doubtful if it will actually hit retail this year though as that would be completely against recent nivida trends
 
 
+7 #2 freaq 2010-10-29 10:26
has anyone thoguth about it possibly being almost literally a double gtx 460,

just that the blocks from that and make more of them and yu have a great performing chip with somewhat decent thermals.

very itnerested who's gonna win this shootout... odds go to cayman,
(as the 6870's are faster then the 460's at less die area) but this underdog might come out swinging afterall
 
 
+6 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-29 10:31
So November paper-launch it is!
What else is new... ?
/sarcasm

@freaq, no, I doubt it will be dual, there were some "supposedly" 580 shots released on the net today, showing the cards as a whole and the cooler was pretty small to be holding two 460. But then again, this stunt was pulled by nvidia for the 480 and it turn out not to be such a small cooler after all.
 
 
+78 #4 Warhead 2010-10-29 10:34
Good! AMD and Nvidia launching cards in the same month creates one winner - us consumers!

Price war is on! :lol:
 
 
+42 #5 NateMo1980 2010-10-29 10:37
I don't buy it :D I think it would be an attempt to take away potential AMD buyers and have them hold off until they actually release their watt hungry GPU. Keeps the preorders down. I could be wrong but i highly doubt it :D
 
 
+14 #6 thaad 2010-10-29 10:45
Is a good thing to consumer to have a choice...

At least the price drop fast (if GTX580 success) unlike HD5870 due to failed Fermi.
 
 
-51 #7 Tr0y 2010-10-29 10:48
Wow! That's really great news.

First because we'll see some nice price wars.

Second because Nvidia will still have the fastest single-GPU card :lol:
 
 
+16 #8 NateMo1980 2010-10-29 10:50
Quoting thaad:
Is a good thing to consumer to have a choice...

At least the price drop fast (if GTX580 success) unlike HD5870 due to failed Fermi.

Its good to see Nvidia hurting from their mistakes. Maybe they won't rebrand and OC 2+ year old Gpu's anymore and actually redefine and improve as they go for once. But I do like fairly even competition because then everybody wins! :roll:
 
 
-1 #9 freaq 2010-10-29 10:53
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
So November paper-launch it is!
What else is new... ?


@freaq, no, I doubt it will be dual, there were some "supposedly" 580 shots released on the net today, showing the cards as a whole and the cooler was pretty small to be holding two 460. But then again, this stunt was pulled by nvidia for the 480 and it turn out not to be such a small cooler after all.


i'm not saying put 2 460 dies on one board,
i say take the design priciples and make a chip pretty much twice the size of the 460. so using 48 core groups it migt be 48 * 12 = 576 for all we know... maybe even 768 cores... (48 * 16)
it would make for a very fast chip, with somewhat decent powerconsumptio n...
 
 
+15 #10 loadwick 2010-10-29 10:59
If only NASA could get this much excitement about a launch where nothing actually leaves the ground for at least another few months!!

And even when it finally does truly launch it doesn't get anywhere near the heights that were promised but nVidia hopes that its been so long since the paper launch with all the hype to the physical availablity that customers have forgetten what hype was promised in the first place!
 

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