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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 275 Listed, Dated, Removed

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

Looks like Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 275 is peeking out of its cage, gracing online retail shops... or at least, that was originally the case.

There's nothing like a good, healthy fight to drive business sales, especially when it involves Nvidia and Intel, and Nvidia and AMD. While the former aspect is more of a legal matter, Nvidia and AMD are looking to cash in on consumer desire by releasing two new cards next month: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 275 and ATI's Radeon HD 4890. Naturally, when a company does something to keep one step ahead, the competitor is certainly going to call them out and maybe even raise the ante. Now it looks as if Nvidia is doing just that by pushing up the GTX 275 street date.

According to Expreview, Nvidia will release the GeForce GTX 275 on April 2nd. Naturally, without some kind of source, such a date would be chalked up as simply rumor. However, that may not be the case, as DollarShops actually had the card listed for around $327 USD (€249) and promised to have the card in stock by April 4. Manufactured by Sparkle, the GeForce GTX 275 offers the 55nm GT200 GPU clocking in at 633 MHz and a 1164 MHz memory clock, 896 MB of DDR3 (448-bit), 240 stream processors, 2 DVI outputs and HDCP. However, now the card is gone, ripped from the online retail shop altogether.

To stay competitive however, it would make sense that Nvidia release the card this week. As reported a few weeks ago, the Radeon HD 4890 will give the GeForce GTX 275 a run for its money. With a core clock of 850 MHz and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, the meatier AMD offering will more than likely be the dominant card if the price isn't set too high. Originally we said that the price would be $249 in the US, and €249 in Europe, however if the Euros-to-USD conversion is correct (1.00 Euro = 1.31 U.S. Dollars), the North American version should cost $327 instead.

Hopefully the GeForce GTX 275 will reappear online with a solid price tag and ship date within the next few days.

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    descendency , March 30, 2009 5:59 PM
    Nothing ever retails the same in the US as Europe... so the AMD 4890 should retail for 300 USD or less.
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    megamanx00 , March 30, 2009 6:01 PM
    Price seems kinda close to the 285 there. I guess we'll probably see what's up on friday ^_^
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    voodooaddict , March 30, 2009 6:17 PM
    I hope the GTX275 comes in under the $300 mark
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    Roffey123 , March 30, 2009 6:25 PM
    If they're going head to head you can bet your bottom dollar that the prices will be similar at first. Ofc, if one or the other underperforms that could be another story. We're all reasonably confident about the 4890, but the 275 remains somewhat of an enigma in that regard, it SHOULD come close to 280 performance, with the only difference between the two being a smaller memory interface (448 bit/896MB to the 280's 512 bit/1024MB) and higher clocks to compensate for it...

    BUT - its far from certain. Here's hoping.
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    justjc , March 30, 2009 6:36 PM
    *Wonders which card nVidia renamed this time...

    Let's face it they've done a lot of renaming lately, however if it's actually a new card I hope it's competitive on both price and performance to ATis new card. After all a little competition rarely hurts the consumer :) 
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    deepgray , March 30, 2009 6:38 PM
    voodooaddictI hope the GTX275 comes in under the $300 mark

    Agreed. I'm waiting on the upcoming battle in terms of price to see if I should pick up the GTX 260 Core 216 or get GTX 275 since I don't have the budget for a GTX 280 or 285.
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    Tindytim , March 30, 2009 7:33 PM
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    Originally we said that the price would be $249 in the US, and €249 in Europe, however if the Euros-to-USD conversion is correct (1.00 Euro = 1.31 U.S. Dollars), the North American version should cost $327 instead.[/quote

    Is this your first experience with retail across countries Kevin? Not that I would be surprised.

    Those of us in the states rarely get charged at the same price as those in Europe. Infact, most of the time we get a 1:1, USD:EURO price. $249 in the US, and €249 in Europe makes sense (based on previous pricing).
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    superblahman123 , March 30, 2009 7:36 PM
    Ya know, there has been tons of talk about nVidias GTX 200 line of cards, what with coming out with versions that are only a few performance digits away from its next/previous sibling card, but I only started hearing about talk of ATIs 4890 about 2 weeks ago. nVidia seems to be cranking out cards like crazy lately, but why does it seem like ATI is slowing down? I suppose I'm just anxious for a Radeon 5000 series to start kicking out.

    Realistically, the GTX 275 could be just as expensive as the 4890, but odds are the 275 will be more and not quite outperform the 4890. Lets just wait for the benchmarks to make the decision.
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    voodooaddict , March 30, 2009 8:34 PM
    deepgrayAgreed. I'm waiting on the upcoming battle in terms of price to see if I should pick up the GTX 260 Core 216 or get GTX 275 since I don't have the budget for a GTX 280 or 285.

    Similar boat. I want to SLI for a new i7 Rig. Hoping the 275 comes down low enough that I can use them over the 55nm 260, I hate going with pipeline reduced cards. Esp since I'd like to try some CUDA offload programing.
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    scook9 , March 30, 2009 9:37 PM
    The GTX 275 is simply HALF of a GTX 295, and what a shock, it will almost definately cost HALF of a GTX 295. Kind of like when the 4870x2 came out, it cost twice a 4870 1GB. So that is what you can expect, that aside, looks like a nice card, I have been eye balling GTX 260 Core 216's, but this looks all the better if the prices can stay below $250 a card. ALTHOUGH, with 4870x2 prices seeming to be on the constant decline (now around 400 even) - -how could I ignore that when my tax return comes in?
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    my_name_is_earl , March 30, 2009 10:06 PM
    As always, Tom late for almost every article :( 
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    thepinkpanther , March 30, 2009 10:56 PM
    wonder if u can flash a 4870 bios to 4890
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2009 11:41 PM
    OMFG I see Paris, I see France, I see 4890 for sale!!
    http://www.coolmod.com/product/7320/0/0/1/Sapphire-4890-GDDR5-1024MB-DVI-ITVO-Full-HDMI-.htm

    Oh, and it's a spanish site, sry. Anyways, it IS cheaper than the 275. It's only 237.95€
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    Caffeinecarl , March 31, 2009 1:55 AM
    justjc*Wonders which card nVidia renamed this time...Let's face it they've done a lot of renaming lately, however if it's actually a new card I hope it's competitive on both price and performance to ATis new card. After all a little competition rarely hurts the consumer

    It wouldn't be a renamed card. They already renamed the highest end card from the last generation, the 9800 GTX+ as the GTS 250
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    gamerk316 , March 31, 2009 12:13 PM
    If these prices are right, this might cause a price hike of the 280/285...