Nvidia GeForce cards won't ship now until April because the reference board designs aren't finished.

That's what Taiwanese wire Digitimes claims. It reports that the GTX 480/470 Germi cards will be announced at the end of March but that designs for them are incomplete.

The report continues that Nvidia will give allocation priority to its top deck of card vendors - those firmly in the graphics company's pocket who don't loiter around the doors of competitor AMD.

The delay in providing large quantities of Nvidia product means there won't be a big price war any time real soon now, says Digitimes, here.