EVGA expected to launch GT200b card with G92b for PhysX

Posted on Thursday, Oct 22 2009 @ 22:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Bright Side of News reports EVGA and NVIDIA are planning to release a Frankenstein card on Halloween. The rumor is that the companies will unveil a GeForce GTX 275 graphics card with a dedicated G92b GPU for PhysX. The card will use the single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 design and is expected to feature 896MB GDDR3 for the GeForce GTX 275 and another 512MB GDDR3 memory for the G92 chip.
After talking to several people in the know, we managed to get to the bottom of this quite exciting announcement. While we don't have a final name for the card, it turns out that EVGA created a dual GPU card by combining GeForce GTS 250 with GeForce GTX 275. That's right, a dedicated PhysX GPU in the form of trusty G92 [debuted as 8800, rebranded as 9800, GTS 250 and GTX 260M/280M] and GT206/GT200b GPU for graphics. This is quite an interesting combination, to say the least. You're free to correct me in the comments if I am wrong - but I think this is the first time that any company took two different GPU chips and combined them on the same PCB. I've been a tech journalist for 10 years [Dec 15, 1999], but I never heard of such a combination.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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