According to the grapevine, NVIDIA's gearing up to launch the GeForce GTX 560 in a few weeks, and you know what that means, right? Yep, you guessed it, pre-launch benchmarks leaked onto the web.
Surfacing at Chinese forum chiphell.com, the early benchmarks - which of course should be taken with a pinch of salt - have the upcoming GPU scoring 4,118 in 3DMark 11's performance benchmark, and 20,644 in 3DMark Vantage.
Without knowing the system specifications, it's difficult to tell how the card compares, but we are treated to a graph that purportedly pits the GTX 560 up against its nearest rivals. Using 3DMark Vantage and Unigine 2.1 as the benchmarks - both of which we should add have a tendency to perform better on NVIDIA architecture - the graph suggests that GTX 560 performance will come close to matching AMD's Radeon HD 6950, whilst beating the previous-generation GTX 460 by around 25 per cent.
It's impossible to say how accurate the data is until the fabled card lands at the HEXUS labs, but if the GTX 560 manages to meet a sub-£200 price point, it could be an interesting proposition.
Eagle-eyed readers will also note that the screenshots show GPU-Z identifying the upcoming card as a GeForce GTX 560 Ti. If that's anything to go by, NVIDIA might be preparing to resurrect the Titanium brand last seen on GeForce 4 Series cards almost a decade ago.