Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 11:12:27 Tue, May 10, 2011 - 1 Comments
A site by the dubious name of SemiAccurate has posted a picture of a new dual-Barts graphics card from PowerColor. The Barts GPU is used on the HD 6850 and HD 6870 so people are speculating that this card will be a dual GPU HD 6870 that might be named the HD 6890. If this card is PowerColor only product, they could follow in Asus' footsteps and give the card its own special name. If each Barts GPU has the full complement of stream processors and memory, then this card will have 2,240 stream procs and 2GB of GDDR5.
More information about this product should be announced during Computex in June.
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 05:21:11 Wed, May 18, 2011 - 0 Comments
The GTX 560 was released yesterday which means that now it's time for our patented overclocking roundup! The GTX 560 is able to reach core speeds over 1Ghz if you purchase a card that will allow some voltage tweaking like the MSI or Asus. The average overclock (from the bottom of the chart) is 980/4,572 which is enough for the GTX 560 to pull ahead of the stock GTX 560 Ti in memory bandwidth (146 GB/sec to 128), pixel fill rate (31.36 GPixels/sec to 26.3) and texture fill rate (54.88 GTexels to 52.6). Therefore I think it is safe to assume that an overclocked GTX 560 should outperform a stock clocked GTX 560 Ti and it will cost you $30 less!