Nvidia's Fermi Graphics Card Roadmap: When You Can Melt Your Eyeballs for Cheaper

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Nvidia's Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 might be the fastest GPU in the world, but it's five hundred dollars. So, you might be more interested in their actually affordable variants, coming out later this summer, which are $300 and $100.


DigiTimes says the mainstream GF106 and entry-level GF108-based graphics cards will hit around July and August for $180 and $100, respectively, after the GF104-based GeForce GTX 460 in June, which'll be about $300. (The monster GeForce 480 is based on the GF100, if you're trying to keep codenames straight.) The question, really, is how they hold up in benchmarks, compared to their more expensive and nuclear counterparts—or maybe more importantly, whatever ATI's got up their sleeve for the summer. [Digitimes]


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I've had it with ALL companies except Apple. I'm not an Apple fan-boy to ANY stretch of imagination (I own no Macbooks, no iPhones, have ONE iPod) but THIS is a place where Apple shines over EVERY other company. NAMING and PRODUCT PRESENTATION.

Why on earth is my notebook named 4810T-8480. Why does it have a freaken phone-number as its name. It makes no god-damn sense. Why can't it have a simple name that is intuitive with the level of performance. Macbook. MacbookPro. For the rich and anorexic, MacbookAir. DONE.

And what's with all the stickers on the front wrist rest. I know I have a god damn intel chip inside. I know I have a dolby speakers. And I am FAIRLY CERTAIN on the version of Windows I'm running, I don't need a sticker for that, thanks. WHY DO I CARE that this is an energy star product. AND WHY do I need a GIANT sticker that tells me my battery life, my processor, my amount of HDD, my RAM, my aspect ratio, my WAW readiness (whatever that means) RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY EYS ALL THE TIME. If I wanted to I can look that up in control panel. And all the STUPID stickers on the back. Why do I have to have my Windows license key with me at all times? Apple, NO STICKERS.

Get with the program other companies. Stop naming things so ridiculously ("yeah bob I bought the new acer 4810T-8480 computer" vs. "yeah bob I bought the new MacbookPro") and stop putting a pound of stickers on my new technology product. Not that hard guys. You don't even have to think of it yourself. You ask why do people flock to Apple even though often the cheaper counterparts offer equal or better specs? Apple products look good, they work. JUST STEAL THOSE TWO IDEAS. They don't have a patent on looking good and working.

This Nvidia piece was the last straw.