NVIDIA’s follow-up to the GeForce GTX 460 on January 25th is a very poorly kept secret. However, TechPowerUp has uncovered an interesting twist to the branding of GF114. Logically, the card was expected to be branded GeForce GTX 560. However, the leaked driver, Geforce 266.44, mentions “GeForce GTX 560 Ti”.

NVIDIA’s follow-up to the GeForce GTX 460 on January 25th is a very poorly kept secret.
However, TechPowerUp has uncovered an interesting twist to the branding
of GF114. Logically, the card was expected to be branded GeForce GTX
560. However, the leaked driver, Geforce 266.44, mentions “GeForce GTX
560 Ti”.

The “Ti” tag was last seen in the highly successful GeForce 4 Ti series, back in 2002. Why NVIDIA would bring the “Ti” tag back as a suffix is a question that needs some answering. Of course, both NVIDIA and AMD have in the past added dummy branding and products which never made it to retail. So, the “GTX 560 Ti” may actually be a driver-only product.
Or, like the GTX 460 SE, it can be a variant of the GTX 560 series.

The final branding remains to be seen, but if NVIDIA does indeed decide to revive the “Ti” branding, the card better be fitting of the glory days gone by.

Source: TechPowerUp