Boxes of GTX480/470s! Posted on 12/03/2010 at 09:53 by Benoit
Following the Core i7s made of cardboard, here we have cardboard boxes full of GeForce 470/480s! The launch date for the GTX480 will soon be on us, with the announcement expected end of March for the cards to go on sale at the beginning of April. NVIDIA’s partners are preparing themselves and products should already be ready to go on sale. The buzz machine is in overdrive, though there’s actually little to show as most of the info is under NDA.
Rumour has it that GTX480 availability will be very limited at launch and Inno 3D has found a way of killing two birds with one stone with photos of boxes of the GTX480 released today looking as if they’ve been shot in the warehouse. You can see the Inno3D packaging as well as read that they will be throwing in a mouse pad with their GTX480. The photos are presented in such a way as to make you think that entire pallets of cards are currently being processed.
We shouldn’t count our chickens however and it would be more prudent to stick to what we can actually see, which is to say three boxes of GTX480s and two boxes of GTX470s with nothing to say that the boxes are actually full. Moreover, there’s no photo of the card itself or any detailing of the spec.
As we don’t have anything better however and while waiting for something more meaty to show you, here are the photos …