First Look: Nvidia GeForce GTX 200 Series

by admin June 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Nvidia unveils a pair of fast new GeForce graphics processors that tackle a CPU’s job.

Nvidia’s not playing games. With today’s introduction of the GeForce GTX 200 series, the company is giving a graphics processor a whole new role.

Every new GPU ushers in new levels of realism and computational power, but don’t call the GeForce GTX 200 Series simply “graphics cards.” A little over ten years after games like Tomb Raider and GLQuake hit the scene, a new kind of GPU is being born. Nvidia has designed more than just a DirectX10 board that makes games scream and Vista’s Aero interface hum. It’s a secondary processor. It’s a physics calculator. And it’s about time.

The cards will sell in two flavors. The first, a high-end GeForce GTX 280 with 240 processors and 1GB of frame buffer memory, sells at a spit-take-worthy price of $649 starting June 17.

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