Ramping up hard and not having the problems of the first Fermi's -- probably mid-march to mid-april time-line. Curious what the product sku's are, how they decide to price them since AMD priced differently.
Pick a date from your general '4-8 weeks'. Let's see who guesses closest in this thread.
Now i don't know which product SKUs are to be launched first, but i would guess (based on Nvidia's history), their flagship card and the No2 card together. i might be really surprised to see midrange launch first. Price? i see the GTX 580 heading downward to $400-450 as the channel is cleared.
If Nvidia has a good supply, i see them wanting to get marketshare at AMD's HD 79x0's expense *and* to maintain margins and good profitability for their partners. So (again i have no clue but based on the current
situation; and final pricing isn't even usually set until a few days before the launch), i'd guess the new cards will be priced slightly above
the current AMD high end offerings. To differentiate themselves with a superior product and force AMD to discount or come up with some Super-Overclocked versions as they did when the GTX 580 was released.
i would speculate that Nvidia's strategy in the midrange - with a really fast and inexpensive (for them to produce) replacement for the GTX 560 Ti - is what will prove most dangerous for AMD. A flexible GPU that they can price however they need to counter AMD's coming midrange (now probably scheduled for early March). i would think that Nvidia would wait for AMD to show their cards first before introducing their own midrange.
Of course, i can't win anything. And whatever i learn under NDA i won't be able to share.