NVIDA has unveiled its most powerful graphics processing units (GPU), the GeForce GTX 280 and 260. The GTX 280 has 240 multi-threaded cores and can process video 18 times faster than the latest CPUs. It has 1.4 billion transistors and is capable of nearly a teraflop. Rendering 3D images in realtime is just about the most mathematically intensive task a PC will ever engage in, and these GPUs are aimed at applications that have become increasingly visual, according to NVIDIA. According to Bryan Del Rizzo with NVIDIA, the GTX 280 has 1.4 billion transistors, is compliant with the OpenGL 2.1 standard, and is capable of 0.933 teraflops.
Jul 07, 2008 | Category: Processors •