Posted on Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 @ 19:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla claims NVIDIA
will debut the GeForce GTS 250 graphics card at CeBIT, this is basically a higher clocked version of the 55nm GeForce 9800 GTX+.
Nvidia wants this transition to go as smoothly as possible, and it doesn’t want partners to be sending the cards to the press, as the press will probably make a lot of noise about yet another Nvidia rebrand.
The card will simply sell better in retail chains, where non-educated users like to make there upgrades and Nvidia wants to silently get rid of 9x00 branding and completely change it with the new GTx2x0 branding model.
The site also heard NVIDIA
will unveil three new mobile graphics cards at CeBIT. This includes the GeForce GTX 280M and GeForce GTX 260M, but these names are deceiving as these cards feature 55nm G92b GPUs. However, the site heard the new mobile parts will offer significant performance gains. Another new mobile part that should arrive at CeBIT is the GeForce GTS 160M, this chip goes after the Mobility Radeon HD 4670.
Two new GTX 280M and 260M are based on the G92b 55nm chip and they bring a few cool things, such as 256-bit memory support and up to 128 stream units to notebook market. Nvidia expects that the new chip will be as much as 30 percent faster than Mobility Radeon HD 4870 and significantly faster than 9800 GTX M.
GTX 280M should outperform Mobility Radeon HD 4870 and Nvidia believes that ATI uses just graphics while Nvidia has graphics+, GTX 260M is challenging Mobility Radeon 4850, while Geforce GTS 160M is going after Mobility Radeon HD 4670.