NVIDIA prepping single-PCB GeForce GTX 295

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 25 2009 @ 16:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA is reportedly working on a single-PCB version of its GeForce GTX 295 graphics card. According to Expreview, NVIDIA has crammed two G200 GPUs onto the P658 PCB design. This is the same strategy as ATI uses for dual-GPU cards like the Radeon HD 4870 X2 card, and it should lead to some costs reductions:
Therefore, the wiring and power supply parts as well as sandwich cooler need to be rearranged. In this way, the cost of cooler and thus whole VGA card can be significantly reduced. The clock and performance of GTX295 remain unchanged during this transition, and 6pin+8pin power connectors are employed. Added a back plate, the pricing of new GTX295 won’t be influenced.
The report claims the single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 will be finalized next month, but for the official launch you'll have to wait until May.



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