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NVIDIA is readying a new SKU based on the GF114 GPU: the GeForce GTX 560, to help strengthen the company's competitiveness against AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 6790, and probably higher SKUs in the HD 6800 series. Next week, AMD will unveil its Radeon HD 6790 SKU, which will compete with the GTX 550 Ti, and probably seat itself in the market somewhere between the GTX 550 Ti and GTX 560 Ti. It is this gap that NVIDIA is looking to fill.

The GeForce GTX 560 is said to have 336 CUDA cores enabled (same configuration as the GF104-based GTX 460 1 GB), 56 TMUs, 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface holding 1 GB of memory. The thing that sets this SKU apart from the GTX 460 is going to be clock speed and overclocking potential, which is known to be higher on GF11x GPUs in general. Unlike HD 6790, there's no set launch date for the "non-Ti" GeForce GTX 560. Tentatively mid-April or early May.
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So a GTX 460 with higher clocks??.. Nice re-branding there, NVIDIA. I doubt the overclocking potential will be all that great since the GTX 460s overclock great and would easily surpass this and non-ref models like the Hawk or SOC are even better.
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Nvidia needs to stop with the re-branding its getting old fast.
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Nvidia needs to stop with the re-branding its getting old fast.
It's already old, just like the cards that get rebranded.
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Well I'm not surprised. But why release this 560 to compete with the 6790 which will be slower than a 6850?.. Wouldn't the GTX 550 Ti be taking that card? NVIDIA have just lost it and are rebranding all the cards that are popular (for them) in hopes of getting more sales it seems.
    
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Well I'm not surprised. But why release this 560 to compete with the 6790 which will be slower than a 6850?.. Wouldn't the GTX 550 Ti be taking that card? NVIDIA have just lost it and are rebranding all the cards that are popular (for them) in hopes of getting more sales it seems.
People have told me that GTX 550 Ti is comparable to a 5770.
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Well I'm not surprised. But why release this 560 to compete with the 6790 which will be slower than a 6850?.. Wouldn't the GTX 550 Ti be taking that card? NVIDIA have just lost it and are rebranding all the cards that are popular (for them) in hopes of getting more sales it seems.
Yeah, that makes no sense. Logically, though, you can assume this: the Radeon HD 6790 will have a price of $130. The GTX 550 Ti has a price of $150. The GTX 460 768MB has a price of $150. The GTX 460 1GB has a price of $185. The GTX 460 is being discontinued, therefore, this is the card that will replace it. It will be marginally faster than the GTX 460. Due to the fact that the 6790 should be considerably faster than the 550 Ti, NVIDIA will be forced to lower its price to around $100. Thus, there will be a gap again. With no competitor for the Radeon HD 6850, this will come in and should be slightly faster. Since the Radeon HD 6850 is priced at $170, NVIDIA should price this at around $175. What NVIDIA will do to fill the gap at $150 remains to be seen, though. There were announcements of the GTX 460 768MB being discontinued, but maybe NVIDIA will have to keep manufacturing it.
    
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Nvidia the way its meant to be renamed

I smell another GTX 460 S.E. episode coming up. Lot's of unsuspecting people picked up gtx 460 S.E. without realizing that in fact they were picking up a slower gtx 460. Yet they thought they had gotten a bargain - not only a cheaper gtx 460, but a S.E. (which they probably thought was similar to S.C.)
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Wow. This is basically the refresh of the 460. Pass. NVIDIA's slacking right now. Why now?
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hmm whats with the messing about?
    
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Wow. This is basically the refresh of the 460. Pass. NVIDIA's slacking right now. Why now?
Why wouldn't they?
Not that I'm defending them but right now they already have a wide range of choices from the low end to the very high end users.

You got GTS450, GTX550Ti, GTX460, GTX560Ti, GTX570, GTX580 and GTX590
... + some of the old GTX470 and 480 which you can still find in some places...

All of these cards perform great and they cover every price range ... No need to rush out new cards. This GTX560 is just to cover the whatever price difference is between the 550Ti and the 560Ti (which IMO is pointless but they have to do something with all the 460 they got left. Rebranding them just like they did with the 8800GT to 9800GT)
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