The rumor mills of the tech world are active again, this time regarding NVIDIA’s next GTX card; it seems NVIDIA is gearing up to release a GTX 560 Ti card. The Ti suffix in this case is linked to Titanium, which indicates a high performance card made particularly for enthusiasts.
NVIDIA first came out with its Ti chips way back in 2002 when it introduced the GeForce 4600 and 4400 Ti cards. Both cards were based on the NV25 chip, a variation of the GeForce 3 NV20 chip. Later the company also released a GeForce 4200 Ti card. The feature of all of these cards was a terrific performance per watt ratio, which lent them awesome performance figures.
Now if the rumors are to be believed, the new card GeForce GTX 560 Ti card should be a chip off this old block. The card is expected to not just be a performance buster, but also a tailor-made one for overclocking. So enthusiasts can definitely look forward to some exciting out-of-the-box overclocked cards in the near future.
Another piece of interesting news, this time around from the portal My Garage is that MSI is already gearing up to unveil its own version of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. The upcoming card is more or less confirmed to be a Twin Frozr II card and will feature MSI’s patented Twin Frozr II cooler with two 80mm PWM fans and five heatpipes.
On the core specifications, the word is that the card will have 384 CUDA Core, 1GB of GDDR5 memory with a 256-bit interface and will be factory overclocked. So the GPU, shader and memory clocks will be hiked beyond the 820 MHz, 1640 Mhz, and 4000 MHz of the stock card respectively; exact figures however, are not yet known.
The MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC will also reportedly support 2-way SLI and have two DIV ports and a mini HDMI outlet. Both the NVIDIA stock card and MSI’s overclocked GPU are expected to be officially announced on January 25. Pricing for the cards though, is as yet unknown.
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