Just days after the latest ATI Catalyst driver revealed the codenames of the Southern Islands HD 6000 GPUs, a similar occurrence appears to have taken place on NVIDIA's side, with Windows having, oddly enough, published a new WHQL-certified NVIDIA driver that mentions a number of unannounced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 boards.
The latest ATI driver recently leaked the names of the HD 6000 graphics processing units.
Now, according to a certain report, the 259.47 driver, dated August 21, lists, in the supported card section, more than just the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9,100, 200, 300 and the known 400 cards.
Apparently, the new driver will work with GeForce GTS 450/455 video boards, GT 440/430/420 models and a whole slew of GT 400M series.
The one card from the list that has been detailed by previous rumors is the GTS 450 and will supposedly have 1GB GDDR5, an interface of 128 bits, 192 CUDA cores and clocks of 783 MHz for the GPU and 3,608 MHz for the memory.
Still, the list includes many names besides just this one and goes as follows.
NVIDIA_DEV.0E23.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 455)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DC4.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DC5.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DC0.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 440)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DE1.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 430)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DE2.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 420)
NVIDIA_DEV.0E30.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA_DEV.0DD1.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DD2.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DD3.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF2.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF0.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF3.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DF1.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M)
NVIDIA_DEV.0DEE.01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M)
Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how long it will take for either of these new Fermi products to start selling or even when their official unveiling is scheduled to take place.
Nevertheless, that they are listed at all shows that NVIDIA plans to soon cover the remainder of the mobile and desktop markets.