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NVIDIA's 55nm-based GTX 260 to get 1.5GB memory?

Based on the new and improved P656 PCB

| RAM News | Posted: Dec 5, 2008 10:44 am

A guy called Theo Valich (you'll know him from TG Daily and INQ, etc) has started his own blog and seems to be doing pretty well, just breaking the 50,000 page view mark.

 

More importantly, his latest blog post discusses the upcoming launch of NVIDIA's new and improved GeForce GTX 260 graphics card based on a 55nm manufacturing die process. Included are pictures from a Chinese website of the new GTX 260 with the new GPU.

 

Theo goes on with a lot of speculation including that since the new GTX 260 makes use of 14 memory chips, it can support up to 1.5GB of memory. He also goes onto to speculate that the GTX 295 (dual GTX 260 part) could end up coming with a massive 3GB of memory - all speculation remember, anything could happen.

 

NVIDIA's 55nm-based GTX 260 to get 1.5GB memory?

This card features Volterra multiphase power regulation (no more Nvidia squealing, yes!), 14 memory chips (instead of standard seven) and 55nm GT200-103-B2 chip. 14 memory chips leaves room for cards with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory, and if dual-bank is used, GTX260 can support 3GB memory on the single card.

 

Does this mean GTX295 will feature 3GB of GDDR3 memory? Only time will tell…

 

Zotac board comes with standard GTX260-216 clocks, but the board features two 6-pin PEG adapters. Since Quadro FX 4800 works with just one, this board just may be overclockers dream. Second PEG adapter provides additional 75W, so the board can consume 225W instead of maximum 150W on Quadro CX/FX4800.

 

NVIDIA's 55nm-based GTX 260 to get 1.5GB memory?

Above you get a look at what could be the first retail version of the new GTX 260 from ZOTAC, simply dubbed "GTX 260²".

 

Read more over here.

 

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