Monday, March 30th 2009

GeForce GTX 275 Catches Early Flight, Launch Brought Forward to April 2

As reviewers world-over unbox their Radeon HD 4890 samples, NVIDIA, in a last-bid attempt not to give ATI a fortnight's headstart over GeForce GTX 275, has pulled its launch forward to April 2, the day Radeon HD 4890 hits shelves. Our sources however, indicate that this will be merely a paper-launch for NVIDIA, meaning that the actual product doesn't exist in retail channels, only that its SKU officially exists, get listed, perhaps gets open to pre-orders by retailers, and what's more, even previewed.

It will be mid-April by the time retailers actually start to sell GeForce GTX 275 accelerators. The accelerators will be of non-reference designs, with the specifications we know so far: 55 nm G200b GPU, 240 stream processors, 448-bit GDDR3 memory interface, and 896 or 1792 MB of memory. The clock speeds the card will run at are known to be 633/1404/1138 MHz (core/shader/memory). Its price will be very competitive with that of the Radeon HD 4890, around the US $250 mark.
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17 Comments on GeForce GTX 275 Catches Early Flight, Launch Brought Forward to April 2

#1
[I.R.A]_FBi
meh ... i can launch paper from my notebook
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#2
EastCoasthandle
They seem to be very concerned about this video card...
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#4
OzzmanFloyd120
by: EastCoasthandle
They seem to be very concerned about this video card...
I wonder why that is when all it really is is a reworked RV770
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#5
EastCoasthandle
by: OzzmanFloyd120
I wonder why that is when all it really is is a reworked RV770
We shall know in about 3 days. ;)
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#6
Selene
I dont see how a paper launch can help any thing.
If im missing some thing, please post it.
They both , ATI and NV are just milking a stagnate(sp) market, trying to apeal to the mid class and highend PC buyers.
But I mean come on, GTX260 196/216 now this is realy just another 260 with a new name, they could have even done GTX260 240 or some crap, but w/e.
ATI is no better, ok so we have a good chip, well let tweak it some, and give it a new name and sell it again.

I know both will be better cards, i have no doughts about this, but with games out that still cant be maxed @ HD rez with good amounts of AA/AF I think NV would have been much better off with striking with the GT212, it should be 25% faster then the GTX280, not sure what they will call this one, maybe GTX290 would be about right, cause it should be 10-15%less then GTX295 when SLI works for it.
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Valdez
by: Selene

ATI is no better, ok so we have a good chip, well let tweak it some, and give it a new name and sell it again.
They don't give it a new name, hd4890 is just a new member in the 4800s family. It's not a new name bacause it is faster than the other members of the family.
Completely logical: 4830<4850<4870<4890.

What nv is doing is a lot more confusing, i mean three different card with the same name? (gtx260)

But what they did to g92 is a joke too..
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#8
a_ump
hmmmmm i'm sure plenty of you have heard this but the HD 4890 apparently reached 1ghz effortlessly and 1,125mhz memory(4,500mhz) with scores in vantage that placed it between the GTX 280 and GTX 285. So with overclocking it hsould be able to beat the GTX 275, but the GTX 275 will of course be able to overclock as well so should be interesting. For the overclocked HD 4890 info just google: HD 4890 overclock
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#9
Selene
yea old news, like you said one OC'd then other, it dont matter, stock they should be about the same, as long as the prices stay close we should all win.
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#10
Selene
by: Valdez
They don't give it a new name, hd4890 is just a new member in the 4800s family. It's not a new name bacause it is faster than the other members of the family.
Completely logical: 4830<4850<4870<4890.

What nv is doing is a lot more confusing, i mean three different card with the same name? (gtx260)

But what they did to g92 is a joke too..
well all ATI did was OC it, I know they did some reworking, but NV added SP so they realy did more to the cards then ATI did IMO, some of you might feel difrent but thats ok to.
I 100% agree the 8800/9800 was dumb, and the GTS250 is dumb, but I can see why that changed the 9800GTX+.
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#11
my_name_is_earl
Yey, Nintendo DSi is coming in the same week. $170 for that or $300 for this. I'll skip the card and wait for dx11 compatible by end of the year if it even possible.
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#12
mlee49
Stop the BACKFILLING of cards!!! I totally understand the process and the marketing ploy but enough is enough!!!

I want a new card release to mean something other than 10% increase of clock speeds.
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#13
Apocolypse007
by: Valdez
They don't give it a new name, hd4890 is just a new member in the 4800s family. It's not a new name bacause it is faster than the other members of the family.
Completely logical: 4830<4850<4870<4890.

What nv is doing is a lot more confusing, i mean three different card with the same name? (gtx260)

But what they did to g92 is a joke too..
Except from the performance numbers so far...

4830<4750<4850 ;)
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my_name_is_earl
by: EastCoasthandle
They seem to be very concerned about this video card...
They also seem to be rushing the card asap because hd4890 caught them off guard. Or it is just Nv. They seem to have the same card Overclocked/Underclocked out every 1-2 months. If this perform equal or slightly better than gtx280 then I see no reason for this one to exist. They just rename stuff and added extra page of manual I tell ya!
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a_ump
by: my_name_is_earl
They also seem to be rushing the card asap because hd4890 caught them off guard. Or it is just Nv. They seem to have the same card Overclocked/Underclocked out every 1-2 months. If this perform equal or slightly better than gtx280 then I see no reason for this one to exist. They just rename stuff and added extra page of manual I tell ya!
lol that's an interesting thought on if the HD 4890 surprised them. lol nvidia confused again? like when the HD 4870 was launched :laugh:
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#16
Hayder_Master
the gtx275 have good chances if it drop under 4890 price
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#17
tkpenalty
the point of pulling the paper release back is just to create some uncertainty in some consumers, who may wait to see how the GTX275 is. No wonder everyone sues nvidia...
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