Technology and Lindsay Lohan don't seem to have a lot in common, but like the oft troubled celebrity, technology seems to always age faster than anyone thought possible. In a sense, there's no such thing as future proofing. We bring this up because a pair of popular mid-range graphics cards from yesterday -- Nvidia' GeForce GTX 560 and 550 parts -- are on the verge of becoming obsolete tomorrow.
Well folks, it's official. Putting an end to speculation and expanding upon the sneak performance peek recently offered up, Nvidia today cut the ribbon on its GeForce GTX 560 (non-Ti) videocard, a mid-range part that nudges in between the GeForce GTX 460 and GTX 560 Ti in both performance and price. Confirmed specs after the break.
Nvidia isn't quite ready to confirm or dispel rumors about its upcoming GeForce GTX 560 videocard, choosing instead to wait until the card launches on May 17th before revealing complete product details. In the meantime, Nvidia coughed up a sliver of performance information, what it considers optimal playable settings for a handful of games, and a teaser video of the GTX 560 in action.