Nvidia did everything but invest in balloons and streamers to announce the launch of its GeForce GTX 560 graphics card, a mid-range GPU that nudges in between the GTX 460 and GTX 560 Ti in price and performance. Receiving far less fanfare -- as in none whatsoever -- is the concurrent launch of two new videocards for OEMs, the GeForce GT 545 and GT 530.
Starting at the top, the GeForce GT 545 packs 144 CUDA cores under the hood. The GPU runs at 870MHz, stream processors at 1740MHz, and 1GB of GDDR5 memory cruises along at 1998MHz on a 128-bit bus. A second version of this card comes equipped with 1.5GB or 3GB of DDR3 memory clocked up to 900MHz on a 192-bit bus. Its GPU runs a little slower at 720MHz, and so do the stream processors, which are clocked at 1440MHz.
There's just one main version of the low profile GT 530, although it's available with either 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 memory clocked at up to 898MHz (couldn't tack on just 2 more MHz, Nvidia?) on a 128-bit bus. It has 96 CUDA cores, the GPU runs 700MHz, and the stream processors at 1400MHz.