World's fastest video card officially launched in RP

Nvidia GeForce GTX 480

No, not that world's fastest GPU, but this world's fastest GPU. The power-supply-frying Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 has been officially brought into the country. And by "official," we mean that importers have already beaten Nvidia Philippines to the punch.

Nvidia's latest GPU has 3 billion transistors crammed inside, beating the Intel Core i7 980ex, the world's fastest desktop CPU, which only has only 1.17 billion. It runs at a clock speed of 1.4GHz with 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory, thus officially beating the previous "world's fastest GPU" titleholder, the ATI Radeon HD 5870, by a country mile.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 470

The next-generation CUDA microarchitecture (aka Fermi) makes the performance bumps possible, according to Glenn Serrano of Nvidia Philippines. Serrano says that with such power, GTX graphics cards are much better in terms of tessellation and ray tracing than its closest competing models from ATI.

Joining Nvidia in its Philippines launch is Inno3D with its GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 graphics cards. Ken Ho, president of Inno3D, showed how their GTX 4 offerings have improved on Nvidia's reference design by adding bigger cooling tubes and a wide array of coolers with their iChill line.

Pricing for Nvidia GeForce GTX 4 series cards vary, according to Serrano, as the price points differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. He did, however, say that GTX 480 cards are selling for about P25,000-P26,000 in stores around Metro Manila while GTX 470 cards are going for about P16,000 to P17,000.

The new cards sip juice to the tune of 250 Watts, so you need a minimum rating of 650 Watts for your power supply, yikes.

Now's the perfect time to sell your soul to the devil look for a summer job.


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  1. JJ Bueno III: Already running to break my piggy bank!!
    April 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm

  2. Jordan: 5970 is a dual gpu.. "Dual GPUs with a total of 4.3 billion 40nm transistors"

    and still the fastest dual gpu video card

    gtx480 is a single gpu video card....
    April 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm

  3. Jordan: dont compare a single gpu to a dual gpu because they are not in the same level...gtx 480 is a single gpu and inside a 5970 is (2)5870 gpu
    April 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  4. Gemicks: technically techie is right. if you pit two GTX 480s against two Radeon 5870. haha!
    April 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm

  5. jordan: gtx480 is a complete failure because of its TDP...
    April 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm

  6. Diode23: @Gemicks Gtx480 consumes over 200W almost the same as the hd5970 so basically i think it's impossible to have a dual gpu of gtx480, but you can Sli the gtx480 but that will cause you another P 25,000 and a MONSTER 1500w PSU...
    April 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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