Thursday, 1 March 2012

Nvidia’s Upcoming GTX 560 SE Goes Head to Head with AMD’s Radeon HD 7770 | Technology News

Expected to arrive in just a few weeks from now, Nvidia’s GTX 560 SE graphics card was just benchmarked by a Chinese publication who wanted to see how this upcoming creation will stack up against AMD’s recent Radeon HD 7770.

As many of you already know, the GTX 560 SE is based on the same GF114 core as the other graphics cards in the GTX 500-series product family.

However, the GTX 560 SE is built using a slower version of this GPU that comes with two of its SMs disabled, to pack only 288 stream processors and 48 texture units versus 384 SPs and 64 TMUs in the GTX 560 Ti.

The memory interface was also downgraded to a 192-bit wide bus which can access 1GB of GDDR5 video buffer, while the ROP units count was reduced from 32 to 24.

As far as the operating frequencies of the GTX 560 SE are concerned, HKEPC reports that Nvidia’s new creation was designed to run at 736MHz, while the GDDR5 memory is clocked at 957MHz (3828MHz data rate).

The same publication also conducted a series of benchmarks on Nvidia’s upcoming GPU and found that in most tests this delivers about the same performance as AMD’s recently unveiled Radeon HD 7770 while requiring up to 48% more power since it’s fabricated using the older 40nm production process.

Price wise, the GeForce GTX 560 SE is expected to hit retail for about $150 US (roughly 112 EUR), while availability is scheduled for the coming weeks.

According to some reports, the GeForce GTX 560 SE should be the last Nvidia graphics card based on the Fermi architecture to be launched before the introduction of the next-gen series of 28nm GeForce GPUs code named “Kepler”.

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