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Nvidia introduces its GeForce GTX 560 GPUBy Hanleigh Daniels 17 May 2011 | Categories: news
Nvidia today introduced its new GeForce GTX 560 GPU, the latest midrange addition to the company’s Fermi architecture-based product range, falling just step below the GeForce GTX 560 Ti that the company introduced at the beginning of the year.
This new DirectX 11 capable GPU sports 336 CUDA cores, a graphics clock speed of up to 950 MHz, processor clock speed of up to 1900 MHz and memory clock speed of up to 2200 MHz. It also boasts 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM, as well as support for Nvidia’s 3D Vision-, PhysX- and SLI technologies.
Along with this new GPU, Nvidia also released its beta GeForce R275 drivers. These assist in bringing increased performance as well as enhanced functionality to numerous PC games, such as 3D Vision support to the highly anticipated Duke Nukem Forever and PhysX support for Alice: Madness Returns.
Amongst the games that gains a performance boost via the new drivers are Crysis 2 (6% improvement), Bulletstorm (15% performance gain) and Portal 2 (8%). There’s a video posted below of the GTX 560 in action running a few new titles including Duke Nukem Forever and Alice: Madness Returns.
In the States this card goes for a recommended retail price of $199 (under R1400), but no local release pricing info is available yet.
Last week Nvidia also announced that it will be acquiring Icera, a manufacturer of baseband processors for 3G as well as 4G cellular mobile phones and tablet PCs.
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