Wednesday, January 12th 2011

GeForce GTX 560 called GTX 560 Ti and releases Jan 25th

About a decade ago when programmable shaders were new, NVIDIA identified its first graphics processors that used them under the GeForce 3 series and 4 series with the "Ti" marker (for example, GeForce 4 Ti 4800), to demarcate them from mainstream "MX" series, which lacked them (eg. GeForce 4 MX 440). Exactly a decade later, there are faint indications that NVIDIA is reintroducing the Ti marker. This was found out on close examination of a leaked 266.44 GeForce driver, which recognized an unreleased NVIDIA GPU as GeForce GTX 560 Ti. This baffles us. To begin with, this doesn't seem like a notebook GPU, second, we don't know of anything big in works at NVIDIA. One plausible explanation we can come up with is that NVIDIA is using "Ti" to simply make its GTX 560 SKU "look" presentable on paper, especially since the SKU may face competition from Radeon HD 6950 1 GB the moment it's released.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti is being introduced to restore competitiveness to NVIDIA in the sub-$270 "performance" segment, after it was depleted by AMD's introduction of the Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850. With GTX 560 seeming imminent, AMD is preparing two new SKUs, Radeon HD 6950 1GB and HD 6970 1GB, which, coupled with cost-effective board designs, are expected to significantly drive down prices, restoring AMD's competitiveness in the crucial market segment. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is based on new GF114 silicon, features 384 CUDA, a 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface, and core clock speeds of 820 MHz. The new SKU is slated for January 25th.
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52 Comments on GeForce GTX 560 called GTX 560 Ti and releases Jan 25th

#1
Red_Machine
The GeForce4 MX DID lack shaders. It was nothing more than a modified GeForce2 MX.
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#2
KainXS
by: Red_Machine
The GeForce4 MX DID lack shaders. It was nothing more than a modified GeForce2 MX.
I remember I had a old compaq with that think it was the Geforce "4" MX 4400 or 440 that card was rubbish, fail:shadedshu

just wait, GTX580 ULTRA 1000 dollars here we come.

yep those were the good ol days because it was so close back then nvidia would release something and ati would come right back at them.
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#3
devguy
Seems weird to think that after all these years, I could again have an nVidia Ti series card with an AMD FX processor. I remember one of my older machines with an AMD FX-55 and TI-4800 AGP 8x.

Sad we can't have a good nVidia chipset to complement, but I'm sure nVidia won't mind re-re-branding the 780a chipset for us...
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#4
Red_Machine
by: devguy
Sad we can't have a good nVidia chipset to complement, but I'm sure nVidia won't mind re-re-branding the 780a chipset for us...
They already did, the 980a. I'm using it right now. Pirifirm's Speccy identifies it as a 780a. :roll:
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#5
blibba
The 980 will be bulldozer, and thus FX, incompatible though, right?

That's why we'll need a 1080a. But wait! Nvidia doesn't like adding extra numbers, or we'd have an 12800GTX right now instead of a GTX580. So, I guess they'll call it the a18 instead? Or the a28, perhaps, seeing as we had no Geforce GTX1** cards.
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#6
PopcornMachine
Just another example of how there are too many marketing majors in the world. :wtf:
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#7

by: Completely Bonkers
Ti - Turismo Internazionale
GT - Grand Turismo
GTA - Gran Turismo Alleggerita
GTO - Gran Turismo Omologato
GTV - Gran Turismo Veloce
You forgot GTR - Gran Turismo Racing :rockout:;)
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#8
devguy
by: Red_Machine
They already did, the 980a. I'm using it right now. Pirifirm's Speccy identifies it as a 780a. :roll:
Right, that's why is said re-re-branding, lol.
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#9
AddSub
I've owned at least four TI cards to date. Two from GF3 series and two from GF4 series.

GF3:
PNY GeForce3 TI500
ASUS GeForce3 TI500

GF4:
Jaton 3DForce4 Ti4200
BFG Tech GeForce4 TI4600

The ASUS GeForce3 TI500 was by far the most memorable part. It had software to monitor voltages of VRAM and other components via ASUS SmartDoctor and this was in 2001/2002. The fan died within few months though. :laugh:

Great to see awesome branding resurrected.
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#10
NC37
It doesn't make sense for them to be bringing back the Ti for a lower high end board. Shouldn't NV have done this for the 580/etc? Unless they don't think those are worthy of the title. But still from the last info I saw on the GF114, its just an improved 104. Higher clock speed but it didn't seem like a night and day difference from the GF104 its based on.

Not that I'm against the Ti, just hope NV uses it right and puts it only on boards worthy of it.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
still rocking an AsusTek Ti4200 64mb AGP 4x hell mines water cooled by a maze4 hahaha

this card better be good otherwise it will be ruining a legacy if the equate Ti to SE (shitty edition) or MX i will be unhappy...
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#12
Red_Machine
by: AddSub
I've owned at least four TI cards to date. Two from GF3 series and two from GF4 series.
You're missing the GeForce2 Ti.

EDIT: Sorry, missed the "I've owned" part...
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#13
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: cdawall
still rocking an AsusTek Ti4200 64mb AGP 4x hell mines water cooled by a maze4 hahaha

this card better be good otherwise it will be ruining a legacy if the equate Ti to SE (shitty edition) or MX i will be unhappy...
I use to have one of those, I was always happy with it's performance.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: 1Kurgan1
I use to have one of those, I was always happy with it's performance.
mine has a 100mhz overclock on it 250->350mhz no vmod golden chip :D
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#16
1nf3rn0x
If this card uses 1x6pin or 2x6pin and manages to use roughly the same amount of power as a 1GB GTX 460 it would be a great seller. Not only could this run on something like a 500w psu, it will be available for the regulars in the PC market, which make up a large bulk. Good move Nvidia :D Now we have to see the price and performance figures!! :)
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#17
meirb111
by: 1nf3rn0x
If this card uses 1x6pin or 2x6pin and manages to use roughly the same amount of power as a 1GB GTX 460 it would be a great seller. Not only could this run on something like a 500w psu, it will be available for the regulars in the PC market, which make up a large bulk. Good move Nvidia :D Now we have to see the price and performance figures!! :)
not the same its tdp is 180W thats more than 460
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#18
SeanG
I still have my geforce 4 4400ti right in front of me,and its actually bigger than my gtx460 except for the cooler.lol
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#19
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Lol I envy you people that had geforce4 ti way back :D. All I could afford when I was a kid was a measly 440MX :D
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#20
nINJAkECIL
by: Izliecies
Imagine a 6990XTX :D
NOOOO...!!!

AMD Radeon HD6990XT Platinum Edition.

Now, that's a name :lol:

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#21
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: nINJAkECIL


NOOOO...!!!

AMD Radeon HD6990XT Platinum Edition.

Now, that's a name :lol:


And then we just need a HD6990 PRO that can be unlocked to XTPE. And the XL, and do not forget about the awesome GTO!
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#22
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Izliecies
Imagine a 6990XTX :D
by: nINJAkECIL


NOOOO...!!!

AMD Radeon HD6990XT Platinum Edition.

Now, that's a name :lol:


by: Frick
And then we just need a HD6990 PRO that can be unlocked to XTPE. And the XL, and do not forget about the awesome GTO!
hang on, wasnt this thread about an Nvidia card?

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#23
nINJAkECIL
Yes...about NVIDIA card, and their ridiculous plan to resurrect the Ti name.

wait.......

History always repeat itself. So that's where NVIDIA's idea comes from.
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#24
AddSub
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Lol I envy you people that had geforce4 ti way back :D. All I could afford when I was a kid was a measly 440MX :D
I had a MX420, a PCI one even (less VRAM bandwidth than AGP version). Used it in my server and later on sold it on eBay for more than I paid. :D MX4xx GPU's had their place, considering back in 2002 when there were still tons of 3Dfx cards in circulation, a MX4xx GPU was a cheap way for those people with such hardware to get the latests API support for not too much cash, albeit with pretty poor performance at high-res.
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#25
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: nINJAkECIL
Yes...about NVIDIA card, and their ridiculous plan to resurrect the Ti name.

wait.......

History always repeat itself. So that's where NVIDIA's idea comes from.
at least they chose a cool name to ressurrect, and one from a great series of cards, I loved my Leadtek Ti4400.



better than calling this the GTX560 FX. no oldschool nvidia fan would have one then.
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