Thursday, April 02, 2009

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 Officially Launches

NVIDIA today announced the GeForce GTX 275 GPU, the latest addition to NVIDIA’s performance GPU lineup, offering first-rate graphics, physics, and GPU computing performance, as well as the absolute best price-performance for today’s value-conscious gamers.

Based on the GT200 architecture, the GeForce GTX 275 GPU features 240 processor cores operating at 1404 MHz, 80 texture processing units, a 448-bit memory interface, and an 896 MB framebuffer. In price and performance, it sits between the GeForce GTX 260 and the GeForce GTX 285.

Product Highlights:

  • Highest performing GPU in the $229-$249 price category
  • Incorporates NVIDIA PhysX technology for the most interactive gaming experience
  • NVIDIA CUDA for accelerated desktop applications
  • Supports NVIDIA 3D Vision for immersive stereoscopic gaming
  • Ready for Windows 7
  • Launches with new GeForce Release 185 software drivers for optimal performance and features, including a new Ambient Occlusion setting

The GeForce GTX 275 is being announced alongside the availability of the new GeForce Power Pack #3, which includes a host of free, new PhysX and CUDA-enabled content for GeForce owners. The Power Pack #3 includes:

  • Three new applications that take advantage of PhysX hardware acceleration, including a custom PhysX patch for Ascaron’s Sacred 2: Fallen Angel; a never-before-seen demo and benchmark for Star Tales, a highly ambitious social networking game from the acclaimed Chinese developer QWD1; and the source code to the PhysX screensaver for community modding and distribution.
  • Two new CUDA-accelerated applications, including MotionDSP vReveal and SETI@home.

When: The GeForce GTX 275 will be available globally on or before April 14, 2009. Some regions are available now; other regions are available for pre-order. Current availability varies by region. Update 4/15/09 - the GTX 275 is now available at most US retailers


Current Newegg pricing:

Where: GeForce GTX 275 will be available from the world’s leading add-in card partners, including: ASUS, BFG, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Sparkle, Zotac, PNY, Point of View, and XFX.

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