“Whilst navigating through the tech-filled halls at CeBIT 2010, keen to spot NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics architecture, we were told that board partners would be wheeling in the high-end GTX 480 card in closed PCs, limiting the press’ chances of getting hands-on with the GPU that’s due to launch on March 26th.
As the launch draws near, NVIDIA’s partners are busy readying retail boxes.”
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Unboxings and sneak previews might not be your favourite thing, as they do tend to be a bit light on content but HEXUS may have found one you might like. A lesser known partner of nVIDIA, Colorful, has let their GTX 480 box design slip out. That box helpfully lists the stats of the card inside, giving us a good look at what to expect. 1,536MB of GDDR5 comes onboard, the card will require a 6-pin and and 8-pin PCIe power connector and you are recommended to have a PSU of at least 600W with 42A on the 12V line. Also of note is the back of the card which only has twin dual-link DVI-I connectors and a mini-HDMI port, no Display Port.