Report: GeForce GTX 470 being discontinued


— 6:00 AM on May 25, 2010

Nvidia's cheapest DirectX 11 graphics processor may not stay on store shelves much longer. The folks at Kitguru have learned from Taiwanese sources that Nvidia has stopped taking orders for the GeForce GTX 470, perhaps to make way for that upcoming GeForce GTX 465 we've been hearing about.

We actually saw European e-tail listings for a "GeForce GTX 460" card a couple of weeks back. Subsequent reports suggest that product will actually be dubbed the GeForce GTX 465 and will be based on the same GF100 chip as the GTX 470 and 480—just with more bits and pieces disabled. If the European prices are any indication, the card could cost less than $300 in the U.S.

Word is that the GeForce GTX 465 will debut on June 2 at Computex. Since the GeForce GTX 470 starts at $350 or so, halting orders now to avoid overcrowding in the $300-350 price range seems sensible. Nvidia has made no announcements yet, though.

Update 5:04 PM: Nvidia has gone on record strongly denying any plans to kill the GTX 470.

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