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Nvidia Revives Ti Branding With Geforce GTX 560

Nvidia has launched a new graphics chip, the Geforce GTX 560 Ti which brings back the Ti (Titanium) branding that long time ago, served as a suffix to the Geforce 2, 3 and 4.

The 560 Ti however is a completely different beast. it is the latest member of the Fermi GPU family and supports DirectX 11; it does surpass previous generations of GPUs although this is something we'd take for granted.

Its default clock speed stands at 822MHz and the chip comes with eight tessalation engines plus 384 CUDA cores; most board partners will pair it with 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 1GHz and some may push the GPU to 1GHz.

The card will require at least 170w worth of power and standard display connectors, for this twin slot card, will include mini HDMI and two Dual Link DVI ports.

Gaming website Bit-tech says that it is hard not to be impressed by the video card which ends (opens in new tab) up being just as fast (or faster) than the AMD HD 6950 2GB video card.

They had no difficulty to push the card well above its stock frequency (memory and core) thanks to the cooler which Bit-tech described as being excellent. The card is already available online from as little as £199.99 from the usual suspects.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.