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EVGA releases dual-GPU Geforce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX

Remember the mysterious “new” dual-GPU from EVGA/Nvidia? It is here, and there are no surprises. It is a combination of GTX 275 as the “GPU” and a GTS 250 as the PhysX Processor, “PPU”. 

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Remember the mysterious “new” dual-GPU from EVGA/Nvidia? It is here, and there are no surprises. It is a combination of GTX 275 as the “GPU” and a GTS 250 as the PhysX Processor, “PPU”. 

The GTX 275 CO-OP is based around the single PCB GTX 295 design. However, unlike the GTX 295, it isn’t really a true dual-GPU product, as only the single GTX 275 GPU renders graphics. 
Priced at $349, it is roughly the same as a GTX 285 and just below a HD 5870, provided you can find them. Of course, on graphics performance, it will come in behind the GTX 285, and far behind the HD 5870. 
It is clear that the GTX 275 CO-OP is designed for a niche audience – fans of PhysX. While there are very few such games – if you are a big fan of Batman: Arkham Asylum, this might be the card you were waiting for. For just about everyone else, a HD 5870 makes far more sense. 
The strangest thing about this release is the timing – it comes after ATI’s next generation being released, Nvidia’s next generation being announced, and most importantly, Nvidia’s GTX 200 cards (which the GTX 275 CO-OP is a part of) reaching EOL. Of course, EVGA feel there’s some potential in what would seemingly appear a rather limited market. 
Reference: EVGA

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