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Alleged GF106 gets pixellized
GTS 450 GPU
Zol.com.cn has managed to score a picture of the GF106 GPU. In addition to the picture, Zol.com.cn shed some more rumours regarding the upcoming cards based on this GPU.
The pixellized GPU bears GF106-250-KA-A1 marking and it looks like that this one will be used on GTS 450, GTS 445 and GTS 440 cards. As noted before, the card will feature 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 128-bit memory interface and should cost around US $150. The size of the GPU is somewhere around 15.2 to 15.7mm.
The price and the estimated performance put the GTS 450 in a direct competition with the HD 5770, the card that is quite happily selling for quite some time. According to the same source, the GTS 450 will not have a reference design so we will see a lot of different cards on the market as AIC partners will definitely go for their own cooling solutions and PCB designs as soon as they get the green light to launch this card.
According to the latest rumours, the GF106 is delayed to September 12. You can find more details here.