Q: What is the GeForce GTX 560 Ti/GeForce GTX 460/GTS 450 Graphics Card by NVIDIA?
It is a graphics card designed, built, and supported by NVIDIA and sold through Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com. NVIDIA is offering three graphics cards - the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 460 and GeForce GTS 450 both operating at standard clock settings.
Q: What's special / unique about these GPUs?
These GPUs are uniquely offered only by Best Buy. They are designed, built and supported by NVIDIA and complement GPUs also offered by our partners at Best Buy.
They of course include support for all the great capabilities that GeForce GPUs bring to gamers, including PhysX and 3D Vision.
Q: What price are these cards being offered at by Best Buy?
Please check with Best Buy for current pricing. Currently, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB graphics card by NVIDIA is priced at $329 at Best Buy, the GeForce GTX 460 1GB graphics card by NVIDIA is priced at $269 at Best Buy, and the GTS 450 is priced at $199.
Q: Do the NVIDIA designed boards have any special features or specifications that are different from other 560 Ti/460/450 boards?
No. The NVIDIA graphics cards support all the great features of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GTX 460 and GTS 450 GPUs.
The NVIDIA cards use the standard clock speeds for those GPUs.
Q: Why is NVIDIA getting into the board business?
NVIDIA is exclusively offering this product through Best Buy stores. NVIDIA and Best Buy have announced a comprehensive partnership that will encourage PC gamers to visit a Best Buy store this upcoming holiday season so that gamers can experience 3D gaming with NVIDIA 3D Vision; jump on the DX11 bandwagon with a complete line up of partner supplied NVIDIA GeForce 500 and 400 series GPUs and NVIDIA-designed GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 460 and GTS 450 GPUs; and experience the latest in NVIDIA Optimus notebooks which offer great graphics and media experiences and long-lasting battery life.
Q: Aren't you now competing with your board partners?
NVIDIA is providing a couple of select SKUs that Best Buy is targeting as incremental business to their excellent line up of partner supplied cards.
We are fully supporting our board partners and continuing extensive co-marketing programs.