This is my first deal, so be gentle with me.
This is the new Fermi based Nvidia card. This is the slower of the 2 new models. Cards are due to be with retailers in the first 2 weeks of April.
This is the lowest price I could find, the next cheapest I could see was at eclipse computers for £293 + £9.50 delivery = £302.50.
These new cards have had mixed reviews, most saying they run too hot (90c+) and they aren't significantly faster than the AMD competition.
Positives are that this card is on a par with the AMD 5870 and usually beats it when AA (anti aliasing) is turned up full. It is also cheaper than the 5870 by some £20 - £60.
If you aren't a particular fan of either Nvidia or AMD, the best thing to do is read the reviews and see which performs best with the games you play and at the resolution you'll be playing at.
If, like me, you have a 3D vision capable monitor and have been waiting for these cards since they were leaked 6 months ago, this deal is for you.
Full tech specs are below.
Graphics Engine GeForce GTX470
Bus Standard PCI Express® 2.0
Video Memory 1280MB GDDR5
Engine Clock 607 MHz
CUDA Core Clock 1215MHz
Memory Clock 3348MHz (837MHz GDDR5)
Memory Interface 320bit
DVI Max. Resolution 2560 * 1600
DSub Max. Resolution 2048 * 1536
DVI Output 2x Native Dual-link DVI-I
HDMI Output 1x Native HDMI (Mini HDMI)
D-Sub Output 1x via adapter
HDCP compliant YES
Software Bundled ASUS Utilities & Driver
Design Garage & Supersonic Sled Application
Note The card size is 10" x 5" inch