Wednesday, February 11th 2009

Inno3D GeForce GTX 260 P897 PCB Pictured

NVIDIA has come up with a new inexpensive reference PCB design for the GeForce GTX 260 (55nm) codenamed P897. The new PCB does away with the numerous redundant and rudimentary connections, excessive PCB layers and some components. The new PCB design is expected to reduce manufacturing costs by as much as $15.

Inno3D will be one of the first companies to come up with a model based on the new PCB. The company is planning an accelerator using the P897 PCB and a cooler of its own. Expreview sourced a few pictures of the card. While the cooler itself isn't pictured, we can make a safe guess that it is going to be something along the lines of its previous Freezer Direct Heatpipe-Touch (DHT) series models, in which the heatpipes of the cooler make direct contact with the GPU to convey heat. Inno3D is expected to start mass-production of this accelerator soon, following which it will assign an SKU and price it. While the new PCB cuts manufacturing costs, it remains to be seen as to what extant NVIDIA's partners pass on the benefit to the consumer.

Source: Expreview
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6 Comments on Inno3D GeForce GTX 260 P897 PCB Pictured

#1
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
she doesn't look half bad, how many vgpu phases does this new board retain?
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nafets
wolf said:
she doesn't look half bad, how many vgpu phases does this new board retain?
From the looks of it, the P897 PCB shown retains the 4+2 phase design of the P654 PCB, if not rearranged quite a bit. The overall design definetly looks cheaper though. Much less complex than before...
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wolf
Performance Enthusiast
i just want to see the general OC potential of these new boards, coupled with the 55nm core, they may do just as well as original run 65nm GTX's
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#4
ShadowFold
Holy crap I didn't know they had so many VRMs..
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#5
r9
Inno3d they can`t make even a reference boards.
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#6
Hayder_Master
gigabyte release ultra durable nvidia release less durable
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