GTX 490 in the works?

Ah, yes all of us are expecting some sort of dual card with amazing “power”. Right now rumors suggest the card will be called the GTX490. Hmm, but what about lower end GPUs? This rumor also suggests that we will see a lower end GTX455 and GTX 460.

Finally, Nvidia will release a new dual-GPU flagship, the GTX 490. The better thermal characteristics of GF104 means a dual-GPU product is possible with a TDP of under 300W. However, considering the GTX 460 matches, or even slightly outperforms the GTX 465, a dual-GPU 460 will simply not be enough to take the performance crown away from the HD 5970. It will, however, close the massive gap between the GTX 480 and the HD 5970. The power consumption is described to be “extreme” and is likely to end up as 300W. It is also set to release in August.