TechPowerUp found a GPU-Z screenshot that reveals the specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 560. If the information is correct, this new graphics card will feature 384 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs, a 256-bit memory bus and 1GB GDDR5 memory. The core is clocked at 820MHz, the shaders at 1640MHz and the memory has a frequency of 4000MHz. The expected launch date is sometime in January 2011 and pricing could be around $300.
NVIDIA is readying a new GPU to counter the Radeon HD 6950. Released earlier this month, reviews suggest that the HD 6950 managed to slip into a sweet-spot between GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce GTX 570/Radeon HD 5970, giving buyers an option for around $300. NVIDIA's counter to this is named GeForce GTX 560, it is based on the new 40 nm silicon. While specifications-wise, this GPU is identical to the GF104, it is redesigned to allow high-clock speeds with lower power draw, the same secret-sauce that went into making GF110 is applied here.