NVIDIA is planning to release a GeForce GTX 560 SE based on a GF114 GPU with two disabled SMs. This card would offer performance similar to the GeForce GTX 555 (OEM edition) and is aimed at derailing AMD's Radeon HD 7770. The card is anticipated to be available within weeks.
As the branding suggest, GTX 560 SE is a salvaged GF114 derivative with 2 SMs disabled for a total of 288 SP and 48 TMU. The core is clocked at 776 MHz and shaders at 1552 MHz. 1 MC is disabled, so the memory interface is 192-bit mated to 3828 MHz 1GB GDDR5 for a total bandwidth of 92 GB/s.
GTX 560 SE will offer similar performance to GTX 555 OEM and is squarely aimed at AMD's latest Radeon HD 7770. While the aging GF114 is never going to match the performance/watt ratio offered by AMD's latest 28nm GPUs, the GTX 560 SE will offer excellent performance/price value if priced around the $150 mark - much like the GTX 460 SE did towards the end of GF104's relatively short life cycle.
NVIDIA GK104 demonstrated on Friday? - 02/14/2012 12:05 PM
We doubt it a little but NVIDIA may show off its GK104 chip at EVGA's PDXLAN on Friday, February 17th. The very latest information comes from EVGA, Gearbox Software and NVIDIA. This weekend will see ...
NVIDIA GeForce 290.36 download available - 11/29/2011 04:00 AM
This is the first beta release from the Release 290 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. New...
Unofficial 28nm NVIDIA GPU Roadmap - 11/28/2011 12:19 PM
Here's an unofficial NVIDIA 28nm manufacturing process roadmap for Kepler in 2012. The high-end chip will have a smaller die than the massive Fermi and will bear the name GK104.