Gigabyte GeForce GTX275 GV-N275UD-896H Review :: Introduction

05-17-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

ATI's recent launch of their HD 4890 card had a bright side for NVIDIA. They had released a dual chip GTX295 which in effect had a full scale 280 core with a GTX260 memory controller. They had a ready-made solution that didn't require a lot of R+D beyond that in designing the GTX295 as the chips could be reused in a single chip solution. That is where the GTX 275 came into the picture. The GeForce GTX275 has the same core as the GeForce GTX 285/280 with the main difference being the memory controller. While the GTX 285 has a 512-bit memory interface the GTX 275 has a 448-bit memory interface and the same ROPs as the GTX285. Today's review is on the first GTX275 card to hit our test labs, the Gigabyte GV-N275UD-896H card which is based upon NVIDIA's GTX275 chip.