Graphics chip maker Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) launched a new chip in its GeForce GTX family - GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

GTX 560 Ti is the newest addition to the company's Fermi line of chips on the DirectX 11 (DX11) platform for the PC gaming sector. The product is likely to compete with AMD's Radeon HD 6870 graphics card.

Nvidia's latest graphics card's specification includes a memory of 1 gigabyte (GB), frequency of 822MHz, 8 tessellation engines and 384 CUDA core.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti also provides the graphics horsepower and video bandwidth needed to experience more than 500 games and high-definition Blu-ray movies in stereoscopic 3D on a single display or spanning across three screens.

When compared to the closest competitive product, the GTX 560 Ti is up to 65 percent faster in today's newest DX11 tessellated games, and 30 percent faster in previous-generation DX9 and DX10 games, Nvidia said in a statement.

The product, which is available immediately, comes at an estimated selling e-tail price starting at $249 from the world's leading add-in card partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit.

Following is the full specification of GTX 560 Ti:

GPU Engine Specs:

CUDA Cores

384

Graphics Clock (MHz)

822

Processor Clock (MHz)

1645

Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)

52.5

Memory Specs:

Memory Clock (Gbps)

4004

Standard Memory Config

1024 MB GDDR5

Memory Interface Width

256-bit

Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)

128

Feature Support:

NVIDIA SLI®-ready1

2-way

NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready

 

NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready2

 

NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology3

HD

NVIDIA PhysXTM-ready

 

NVIDIA CUDATM Technology

 

Microsoft DirectX

11

OpenGL

4.1

Bus Support

PCI-E 2.0 x 16

Certified for Windows 7

 

Display Support:

Maximum Digital Resolution

2560x1600

Maximum VGA Resolution

2048x1536

Standard Display Connectors

Mini HDMI
Two Dual Link DVI

Multi Monitor

 

HDCP

 

HDMI4

1.4a

Audio Input for HDMI

Internal

Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:

Height

4.376 inches

Length

9 inches

Width

Dual-Slot

Thermal and Power Specs:

Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)

99 C

Graphics Card Power (W)

170 W

Minimum Recommended System Power (W)

500 W

Supplementary Power Connectors

Two 6-pin