Nvidia continues to create a buzz around the release of its first Fermi desktop GPUs. This time the company has officially set the release date of its GF100 chips for March 26.
According to Nvidia's web page, the company will demonstrate its GF100 GPUs, possibly the GeForce GTX 480 and the GTX 470 variations, at the PAX East game festival in March 26, 2010. PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers and will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 26th-28th 2010. This means that consumers still have a month's time for their expectations to swell in anticipation of NVIDIA's very first cards with support for DirectX 11.
Here is the event's description at Nvidia's web page:
Get your geek on and join us at PAX East 2010 as we unveil the next generation of PC gaming!
Here's where you can find us:
Special "Must See" Presentation
Main Theater (Friday 3/26 from 6 PM to 7 PM only)
- Come see NVIDIA unveil the next generation of PC gaming. Want to see what?s hot and what's next? If you?re even vaguely a fan of PC games and miss this special event, you?ll likely be spending the next few months kicking yourself.
- Test drive our highly-anticipated, next-generation GPU
- Play the hottest (some unreleased) games in rock-your-red-sox, eye-popping 3D (and 3D Surround)
Exhibit Hall D, Booth #1003
According to some early information
, the GF100 has lackluster performance and excessive power consumption. The reports indicate the GTX480 "can barely beat the second fastest ATI card, the HD5870." However, allow us to wait a little bit for an in-house testing of Nvidia's new offerings and avoid assumptions.