Nvidia's GTX 295 goes like a rocket

GeForce GTX 285
NVidia's new GeForce GTX 285 features two GTX 200 GPUs on the same board

Nvidia has launched two new graphics cards at CES – the dual GPU GeForce GTX 295 and the single GPU GeForce GTX 285.

The new GeForce GTX 295 boasts two of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 200 GPUs on a single card. That's 480 processor cores, a clockspeed of 576MHz and 1792MB of GDDR3 memory (896MB per GPU).

The word you're looking for is 'whoosh'.

The GTX 295 is also SLI-ready (quad), PhysX-ready and CUDA-compatible; capable of turning its processing muscle to Mirror's Edge one day, transcoding your HD videos the next.

World's most powerful GPU

As for the GeForce 285, Nvidia claims that it's the "world's most powerful single GPU, delivering 30% faster performance than competing single GPU solutions."

Featuring one GeForce GTX 200 GPU, the GTX 285 brings 240 processor cores to bear on gaming and multimedia tasks. It runs at a clockspeed of 648MHz and packs 1GB of GDDR3 memory.

Like the GTX 295, the GTX 285 is also SLI-ready (2/3), PhysX-ready and CUDA-compatible.

"Whether it's experiencing a new world of realistic physical motion and massively destructible environments, strapping on your GeForce 3D Vision glasses to game in true stereoscopic 3D, transcoding HD videos in minutes to your portable video player, or rapidly editing digital images using Adobe CS4, the GeForce GTX 295 and GTX 285 do it all with mind blowing performance."

Enough said. The GeForce GTX 295 is available right now for $499 (£328), while the GeForce GTX 285 will be available on January 15th, priced at $399 (£262).

Full details and specifications are available on the Nvidia website.