Nvidia quietly releases GeForce GT 220, G210 to retail

By on October 12, 2009, 12:28 PM
Moving forward with the transition to 40nm, Nvidia has officially taken its GT200 architecture to the mainstream today with the retail launch of the GeForce G210 and GeForce GT220 graphics cards. Both products carry prices well below the $100 mark, and are the company's first desktop solutions to offer support for DirectX 10.1 as well as Shader Model 4.1.

If this sounds anything at all familiar, you may remember Nvidia first unveiled the GeForce G210 and GT220 back in July as "OEM products," meaning they were already available with new PC purchases only.

As far as technical specifications go, the GeForce GT220 comes with a reference clock speed of 625MHz, 48 processor cores running at 1,335MHz and a gigabyte of DDR3 memory operating at 790MHz via a 128-bit interface. The lower-end G210 features a GPU clocked at 589MHz, just 16 processor cores clocked at 1,402MHz and 512MB of DDR2 memory clocked at 500MHz connected via a 64-bit interface.

Inno3D and Gigabyte are among the first to announce graphics cards based on Nvidia's 40nm GPUs. Compared to their OEM counterparts, Gigabyte has bumped up core clocks and dropped memory speeds on both cards, while including a significantly larger heatsink and 80-mm fan with the GeForce GT 220.

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Guest said:

don't you mean "well "below" $100 mark"

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Fixed, thank you.

Guest said:

"48 processor cores" Nvidia is terming that as "Cuda Cores" (more confusing marketing). I can't find a definite answer, but I don't believe this is the same thing termed by the old "Shader Processors"?

Has Nvidia devised this to again confuse their customers?

This card appears to be nothing more than a die-shrink od the 9500GT except more core clock, with slightly shader / memory clocks, and included a increase in the power requirement. While still no HD audio over HDMI ... Nothings Changed!

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That's quite a "meh" inspiring release there Nvidia. What happened to the competitive spirit? Its like slapping a new label on dog food and calling it improved. So they caught up to cards AMD sold a year ago with the HD 4000-series. Yeay!?

Now someone go and build me a card that can score 3 digits in Crysis in high detail!

Guest said:

hoihoi nerdies

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Way to rehash a tired old product line Nvidia.

techsp10 said:

It's another new product of nVidia I just gonna hope that there would be no malfunctions of their products...

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