Nvidia's Forthcoming Graphics Cards Revealed by Driver Release

Nvidia's Latest Drivers Reveal List of New Graphics Cards

by Anton Shilov
08/30/2010 | 11:57 PM

Nvidia Corp.'s drivers that have been accidentally released reveal the names of the company's upcoming graphics processing units (GPUs). The support of the new products by the WHQL drivers may suggest that the company is on track to release the novelties shortly.

 

Apparently, Nvidia ForceWare 259.47 WHQL drivers support numerous unreleased graphics products, including those based on the code-named GF106 and GF108 chips that yet have to see the light of the day. The list of new graphics solutions for desktops and notebooks includes the following graphics devices:

At present it is unknown which graphics adapters are based on the GF104, GF106 and GF108 chips and which are more likely to be renamed versions of the previous-generation products, if any. It is noteworthy that there are many more mobile solutions that desktop devices among the new GeForce 400-series.

Given the fact that Nvidia sells GeForce GTX 460 768MB graphics boards for $199, it can be assumed that six GeForce 400-series desktop graphics cards featuring Fermi architecture listed above will be available in price-points starting from $49 to about $179.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.