Earlier this week AMD threw down the performance gauntlet with their dual-chip Radeon HD6990. Today, NVidia answers their challenge with some help from EVGA thanks to the new GeForce GTX460 “2Win”, which contains dual GF104 Fermi chips.
EVGA has just set loose the details of a new GTX 460 2Win graphics card, which ticks along at 700MHz, has 672 cumulative CUDA cores served by 2GB of GDDR5, and reportedly collects more 3D Marks than NVIDIA’s finest card out at the moment, the GTX 580. The company also gleefully reports that pricing of the 2Win model will be lower than the 580′s. It’s interesting that NVIDIA is opting for a pair of the older-gen GF104 Fermi chips here, but then again, those have been big winners with critics and price-sensitive gamers alike, with many touting the use of two GTX 460s in SLI as a more sensible solution than the elite single-card options
No word on performance yet, but it definitely sounds attractive.
Guru3D takes the new EVGA GeForce GTX465 (based on the Fermi Chipset) out for a spin and write up their results for us. In short, they love the performance and noise levels, but find it difficult to justify at the current price point. In particular, the overclocking potential is interesting:
So guys, there you have it. The GTX 465 is a nice enough card to play your games with. The overclock potential is really good, I mean we didn’t even voltage tweak this card. Then some of you (though we do not recommend it) even flashed a GTX 470 BIOS in these cards which in some cases seems to work fine. Heat levels are fine, noise levels are fine. Setup in SLI the scaling is really good, please check out an article on GTX 465 SLI performance right here.
They’re also careful to note that the base clock frequencies in the 465 are identical to the Radeon HD5830, which is available for a good 60 € less. So if CUDA & PhysX are critical to you, this card is a winner. Otherwise, you may want to shop around a bit more.
Here’s what you simply must put in your next desktop: the new EVGA W555 motherboard with dual-Xeon chipsets, a dozen DDR3-ready memory slots, and an impressive 7 PCIe slots.
As you can see, the W555 isn’t exactly small. As we haven’t had a chance to play with a board yet, the exact dimensions are unknown, but EVGA has confirmed that it is larger than either the E-ATX or SSI standards. Then again, any motherboard with two LGA1366 processor sockets, 12 DDR3 DIMM slots and seven expansion card slots isn’t ever going to be small.
Such a rig begs even more amazing questions:
Who makes a power supply capable of running a monster like this fully loaded with high-end video cards? W
Who makes fans capable of cooling it?
Who makes the necessary floor bolts to keep it from flying away, or shaking itself to pieces?
EVGA’s Halloween Announcement came and went, as just like predicted they announced a new “CoOp” card that combined dual NVidia GPU’s for graphics & PhysX processing.
The card combines a GeForce GTX 275 (240 processing cores, 633/2268/1296MHz core/memory/shader) and a GeForce GTS 250 (128 processing cores, 738/2200/1836MHz), with the latter one only being used when in-game PhysX processing is required.
EXPreview is reporting that EVGA has sent out 300 invitations to a special event at NVidia headquarters on Halloween night, where they’ll be launching a new GeForce product. Of course, they’re keeping it all mysterious but news is leaking out.
According to what BSN has found out, this would be a dual-GPU card by combining GeForce GTS 250 with GeForce GTX 275, which means an interesting combination of G92 and GT206/GT200b GPUs. Undoubtedly, this would be the very first graphics card which packs two different GPU chips onto the same PCB.
The sole purpose of G92 is be used for PhysX effects, so it sits in idle mode during regular Windows applications. The chip only works when PhysX gets into overdrive.
Rumors have the price point between $350-$420, making it in the ballpark of the Radeon HD5850/5870, but are people willing to pay for a card with no significant boost to rendering quality?
EVGA has unveiled their latest offering in the monitor space, the “InterView”. It’s a pair of 17-inch monitors running at 1440×900, on a single stand with a 1.3-megapixel webcam embedded directly between them. The really interesting part is that the monitors are mounted on 180-degree swivels to make it great for sharing work with other people. It’s neat, and something I’ld like to see in action. It retails for $650, and requires separate DVI hookups for each monitor (so laptops won’t work unless you have extra hardware).
Personally, I’m waiting for the dual 30″ version :)
Just saw this come in from EVGA, their new GTX285 For the Mac is ready to go.
EVGA is proud to announce the highest performing graphics card for the Mac today; the EVGA GTX 285 Mac Edition! With 1GB of DDR3 memory and 240 processing cores, your performance is maximized with graphics-intensive applications like 3D gaming, motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Take full advantage of the performance using NVIDIA CUDA and OpenGL applications. Upgrade your Mac Pro system with the EVGA GTX 285 Mac Edition today for extreme performance!
Sale price seems to be in the $449 range, available at Newegg and others.
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