NVIDIA working on Single-PCB GeForce GTX 295
"Is Nvidia getting ready to release a single-PCB GTX295 capable of competing price-wise with the ATI HD4870x2?"
Published: 27th March 2009 | Source: Expreview |NVIDIA working on Single-PCB GeForce GTX 295
The graphics card war between AMD and NVIDIA seems to be really heating up. AMD is scheduled to release its new Radeon HD 4890 next week and a fresh rumour from Asia talks about NVIDIA revamping its GeForce GTX 295 upon a single PCB (printed circuit board).
Launched in January of this year, the GeForce GTX 295 is currently the fastest single graphics card available. NVIDIA fused two sandwiched-together PCBs to squeeze two GT200-based GPUs to achieve this single card.
Chinese website expreview.com however reports that NVIDIA is working on an all-new PCB for re-engineering the card and squeezing both GPUs side-by-side on a single board. The new card will also be 267mm long, same as the existing version.
Christened P658, the new PCB moves away from NVIDIA’s preference for two PCBs and is similar to AMD’s approach for its Radeon HD 3870 X2 and 4870 X2, both of which have two GPUs side-by-side on a single PCB.
The reason behind moving towards a single-PCB design is believed to be lower manufacturing costs, which would allow the card to be retailed at a more competitive price. Presently, the GeForce GTX 295 retails at £400 and above, a good deal higher than the Radeon HD 4870 X2, which retails at £335.
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