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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 275 Specs Revealed

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 39 comments

Although the specifications were not officially announced, details regarding the upcoming GeForce GTX 275 have surfaced.

There's nothing juicer than a good rumor, especially when gamers are looking for quality, performance, and value. There's certainly a lot of talk about Nvidia and ATI GPUs lately, with leaked specs, tasty rumors and thorough speculations circling the industry every day. However, when evidence presents itself without pictures or proof from official sources, sometimes information can be nothing more than a little hoopla and high hopes.

Fudzilla, claims that it scored a few details regarding the upcoming GeForce GTX 275. The site reports that the GTX 275 actually looks like a GTX 295 with a higher clock. By comparison, the GTX 275, featuring a 55nm GT200 GPU, clocks in at 633 MHz with a 1164 MHz memory clock; the GTX 295 has a core clock speed of 576 MHz and a memory clock of 999 MHz. However, both cards provide a 448-bit memory interface and uses GDDR3 memory. Additionally, the GTX 275 will share a trait with the GeForce GTX 285 as well, both offering 240 shaders.

Sporting a single GPU, the GeForce GTX 275 will be a dual-slot card with the usual CUDA, PhysX, and 3-way SLI support, selling for $249 when it ships during the second week of April. For the price, the card will certainly offer an impressive amount of power although the Radeon HD 4890, set to hit shelves around the same time, will give it a run for its money. With a core clock of 850 MHz and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, the meatier ATI offering will more than likely be the dominant card if the price isn't set too high.

Still, until Nvidia dishes out the official info or the GeForce GTX 275 actually surface, fans will just have to suffice with supposed facts and rumors.

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    chris13th , March 20, 2009 8:11 PM
    Nvidia's naming scheme is so bass ackwards.
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    Dreasconse , March 20, 2009 8:23 PM
    275>295?
    watch as people say they don't want a 275 because the 295 is better.
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    RiotSniperX , March 20, 2009 8:27 PM
    chris13thNvidia's naming scheme is so bass ackwards.


    I agree. I bet the 4890 is going to be stronger then the 275, not being a fanboy here, im planning to get a GTX 260 SSC, but if the 4890 comes out in time im going to get it, or the GTX 275, whichever is better.
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    shabodah , March 20, 2009 8:31 PM
    I think they mean it looks like the same gpu used in the GTX295, not that it is the same card. They later say that it is a single gpu, dual slot card. Thus, it seams to be half of a GTX295, making it more powerful than the GTX260 216, but weaker than the GTX285. How it stacks against the the GTX280 would be hard to tell, as the GTX280 would have the same amount of shading power, but a lower clock with a better memory interface. My guess, seeing as the memory interface isn't significantly different (448 versus 512), would be it would outperform the GTX280 by just a hair. However, if someone were to finally get GDDR5 running on an nVidia card, who knows what the results would be?
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    Trialsking , March 20, 2009 8:32 PM
    Dreasconse275>295?watch as people say they don't want a 275 because the 295 is better.

    Isn't the 295 a dual GPU and the 275 a single GPU? I think that is the difference. The 295 will perform better. I think you are confusing the 295 with 285. Sounds like the 275>285
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 20, 2009 8:49 PM
    It is all really specualation right now anyway. I love GPU wars lol
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , March 20, 2009 8:49 PM
    BTW Im running a 8800GTX still runs great no need to upgrade yet.
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    grieve , March 20, 2009 9:16 PM
    I hate that both companies have 349 cards each, all within 10% performance of one another… Like let’s put some of this cash into making better cards already instead having 13 price lvl’s.

    Example:
    ATI has a 4870x2, 4870, 4850… good enough already! Ati should crush the 4870x2 and then the 4870 will be the “low” end as they can discontinue the 4850. We just don’t need 23423423424 cards from one company.
    (Perhaps 4 price lvl’s is ideal??)
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    IzzyCraft , March 20, 2009 9:18 PM
    It's because your still 2 gens in give it for the next gen of cards to surface then it might be worth to upgrade.

    Well if nvidia is smart 260
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    IzzyCraft , March 20, 2009 9:20 PM
    ?? wth the rest of my comment is gone lol well it's priced between a 260 and 285 so if performance falls between that it's all coo
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    grieve , March 20, 2009 9:22 PM
    Radio_ActiveBTW Im running a 8800GTX still runs great no need to upgrade yet.

    I bought that card the day it came out for WAY to much cash. It is a legendary card in my mind, king of the hill for almost two years, and still a pretty decent mid-range card.
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    thedipper , March 20, 2009 9:29 PM
    I can't stand to watch Nvidia release more and more renamed or reclocked cards. They're doing it to give themselves time with the GT300 series I'm sure.

    The real question is - is it a good business move? You nudge the performance up a little bit and give it a new name, so people spend money on that - and possibly don't have enough by the time the next series releases.
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    RiotSniperX , March 20, 2009 9:34 PM
    And adding to my comment up top, its going to come down to pure Price/Performance.
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    apache_lives , March 20, 2009 9:36 PM
    grieveI hate that both companies have 349 cards each, all within 10% performance of one another… Like let’s put some of this cash into making better cards already instead having 13 price lvl’s.Example:ATI has a 4870x2, 4870, 4850… good enough already! Ati should crush the 4870x2 and then the 4870 will be the “low” end as they can discontinue the 4850. We just don’t need 23423423424 cards from one company. (Perhaps 4 price lvl’s is ideal??)


    When they make the gpus and some dont run at the clocks they want (for example) they can lower the clocks and sell it as a weaker GPU (eg 4830 = 4850 = 4870), same as RPL's etc - chips are binned in ranks etc
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    megamanx00 , March 20, 2009 9:41 PM
    I think the 275 is just going to be a slightly lower clocked 285 with a 448bit interface like the 260. If it comes too close to the performance of the 285 then nVidia risks cannibalizing 285 sales, not that they are exactly spectacular right now as it is.
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    chris13th , March 20, 2009 9:46 PM
    RiotSniperXAnd adding to my comment up top, its going to come down to pure Price/Performance.

    Agreed. I tend to go with AMD, because lately they seem to be superior in that department. The 4890 will more than likely be my card of choice, unless something terrible with the new card happens. *cough 3800 series* if that's the case, i will just crossfire my 4850 and call it good for a while.
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    grieve , March 20, 2009 9:54 PM
    apache_livesWhen they make the gpus and some dont run at the clocks they want (for example) they can lower the clocks and sell it as a weaker GPU (eg 4830 = 4850 = 4870), same as RPL's etc - chips are binned in ranks etc

    I am fully aware of this. I still do not see why there would ever be a need to have so many different price levels.

    Anything more than four or five cards from a single company is not doing the consumer any justice. Sure you and I walk into the local computer store and can rank the cards by name, but how many people can actually do this? 5%, if lucky!

    Nvidia and ATI are not only using different “binned” cards, they are literally changing the clocks, up or down a couple %, slapping a new name on them and in some cases simply just renaming and filling the shelves with more of the same product. I cannot understand how the consumer gains from this.

    I think “JOE BLOW” should be able to walk in the local computer store and make a choice between five cards from ATI, low-high and five from Nvidia… there is no reason why a person should have to b hardware expert to make a proper decision.
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    eddieroolz , March 20, 2009 10:06 PM
    So is this going to boil down to a 4890 vs. GTX 275?

    From what nVidia's naming scheme suggests, I think it would be 4890 vs. GTX 285. But it would be odd if the 275 is stronger than 285..
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    crisisavatar , March 20, 2009 10:18 PM
    i am really hoping that they both release at the same time and the 4890 comes on top for more affordable prices ( gtx 285 price cut any1 ? ).
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    radiowars , March 20, 2009 11:08 PM
    I'm pretty sure GTX 275
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