First up are reports of a GeForce GTX 275 product that would essentially be based on the GPU contained on the GeForce GTX 295 graphics card. The difference would be that the GTX 275 would only be a single GPU and would sell for somewhere between the $175 price on the GTX 260+ and the $330 price on the GTX 285. If the assertion that the GTX 275 would use the same 55nm GPU as the GTX 295 is true, then the card specs would be like this:
- 240 stream processors
- 576 MHz core clock
- 1242 MHz shader clock
- 1000 / 2000 MHz GDDR3 memory clock
- 896MB total frame buffer
- 448-bit memory interface per core
- 56 total ROPs (28 per core)
- 160 texture units (80 per core)
Since Radeon HD 4870 already comes in 2GB, and the HD 4890 will likely also come in 2GB versions, Nvidia doesn’t really have any other choice than to launch its 2GB card in the same market segment.
The only trouble is that Nvidia’s Geforce GTX285 2GB will end up much more expensive than Radeon 4870 2GB but it should also end up faster.
Radeon 4870 2GB is selling for €250 in Europe, while Geforce GTX 285 2GB should be selling for $399 Suggested Etail Price. We expect the 2GB Radeon HD 4870 to sell for about $250 to $300 in the US.
The biggest problem for Geforce GTX 285 2GB is the fact that the Radeon 4870 X2, that also has 2GB memory, sells for under $399, and it should end up faster than new 2GB GTX 285.