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GeForce GTX 275 Video Card Review


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Introduction


With each new product release there tends to be a huge divide between what we call the High-End and Midrange.  This applies to all sorts of computer hardware but none so pronounced as in the video card world.  Initial product releases are all about showing off what the technology can do, as time goes on the gap between high and low begins to close creating a stronger and more affordable midrange product.

In this review we will be looking at the new NVidia GeForce GTX 275. This graphics card is a new hybrid that bridges the gap between the GeForce GTX 260 and the GeForce GTX 295. The GeForce GTX 275 takes a little bit of both products to create a powerful new graphics card that neatly blends price and performance.  It’s a fact that many of today’s games do not push the graphic envelope as much anymore and this lack has started to spark the graphic industry to not just make faster video card, but to also think outside the box.  Questions like “how to the GPU can be used for more than just for graphics?” has allowed NVidia to push technologies like CUDA and PhysX.

For gamers the PhysX part adds a level of realism to gameplay where the CUDA technology is a more for general computing. In the review we are going to look at the graphic power of the GeForce GTX275.
NVidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB Specifications
Fabrication Process: 55nm
Core Clock: 633MHz
Shader Clock: 1404MHz 
Stream Processors: 240 units
ROP Units: 28
Texture Filtering Units: 80
Memory Interface: 448-bit
Memory Amount/Type: 896MB/GDDR3 Memory
Memory Clock: 1134MHz (2.268GHz effective)
Memory Bandwidth: 127 GB/s
DirectX Compliance: 10
Connection: 16x PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor: Dual Slot
Multi-GPU Support: SLI
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