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Nvidia quietly intros first GeForce 300-series graphics card

By Matthew · 91 replies
Nov 26, 2009
  1. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Nvidia is seriously dying , there not making any progress so far , seriously there soon will be a dead-end and then its good bye nvidia
  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,402   +875

    This is a good way to make people talk about the 300 series and nvidia knows it. And i'm sure that some not so tech savvy people will be suckered into buying it just because it is from the "new generation" or because it is the card with the biggest number on it.
    This is the lamest product nvidia has ever released. Re-re-branding? Please be a bit more serious nvidia or others will start laughing at you. (i know i am)
  3. PNagy

    PNagy TS Rookie

    Nice trick from the Greens again. I hope the Femi is good enough for making balance on the market. Now only GTX 260 is the only NV card which make sense and just beacuse its good price.
  4. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Im so surprised at Nvidia lately! I thought they would be bringing out some really extraordinary cards since ATI are bringing out their 5000 series, but instead they are just falling further and further behind. Lucky for them, ATI cannot produce the amount of cards consumers are demanding!
  5. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 706   +69

    For something that is supposed to be so powerful it sure is small, like my super old geforce 6800 lol my 9800 gt 1 gb is 4 times bigger than that. I think though with its lack of improvement, and silence on release it would just be better to wait a month or two and wait for a better more powerful card to come out.
  6. I'm afraid that my GTX280 will be my last card from nVidia...
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    This is a stupid and rather desperate move from nvidia. How did they even think that this card was worthy of a 3xx label? Anyway let's just hope that the Fermis are quick and then we can have some price competition at the high end.
  8. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    What ATI counterpart does this rival?? I don't understand these GPU releases.
  9. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    Nvidia uses lame marketing tactics that only confuse customers, it has followed this rebranding tactic many times, renaming it's current generation gpu's to a "next" generation gpu's. While ATI really advances its gpu's, offering real upgrades (5xxx gen.)!!
  10. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    "Nvidia is seriously dying , there not making any progress so far , seriously there soon will be a dead-end and then its good bye nvidia "

    I seriously doubt that! It's just a bad marketing move.

    NVidia generally have the upper hand, but ATI/AMD have been training hard & have won a few rounds recently.

    If, hypothetically, 1 of the big 2 did go under, then there'd be a monopoly, prices would skyrocket & there'd be no competition to develop & release updated tech until the company felt like it.
  11. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Man, are you serious?
  12. All the people guying nvidia gpu's are allowing them to just rebrand every card,at least ati are bring out new cards just hope they don't start pulling an nvidia.
  13. manintech

    manintech TS Rookie Posts: 46

    this card looks like it's from last century
  14. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    nVidia appears to be desperate these days. Like they need to be in the news somehow, even if it means releasing cheapo rebranded cards that we don't need (since there are already plenty of models to choose from). They've done that several times in the past few months, and every time, forums are filled with bad comments. I wonder why they keep doing it. If they could just release the Fermi already, now we'd have something to discuss.
  15. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,160   +829

    I rather buy a motherboard with an integrated radeon HD3200, which are very cheap.
  16. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Nvidia is the king of re-branding their GPU's. It's almost like they want to confuse the consumer. How is anyone (besides the tech savvy) supposed to keep up with all these incarnations of video cards.
  17. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    Looks like Nvidia’s marketing team have been working harder than their engineers again ;)
  18. harby

    harby TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    Seriously nV, thats with lame products like this? Why do they even bother going with such things? This thing is just a 210 with another sticker. But I guess there are still people out there that only look at numbers.

    "ohhh, 310! must be awesome since its series-3."

    Whatever, and there I got excited for nothing :(
  19. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Nvidia is really on the ropes. They are in some financial difficulty, AMD is just smoking them on the cards and even their chipset business is faultering.

    It's amazing what a few years can do. Not that long ago AMD was taking the slings and arrows for aquiring ATI and here we are and the tables have certainly turned.
  20. Oh God, no more rebrandings... Nvidia should be thankful that AMD is facing production shortages on their 5000 series.

    This only adds up to consumer confusion. Also why there are performance improvements only on mid to high-end models? budget models performance is almost equal to the budget models of the previous generation.

    Damn at least they could have stuck some pretty heatsink on it to make it look more appealing to novice users.
  21. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I can't wait to see this card branded as "4GB MEMORY GeForce Series 3", and people buying it, thinking they'll play games on it :p

    It even worked on me a few times when I was younger - now I had it with nvidia and buy only ATI
  22. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I have seen fancier 6200 models than this. At least they could have stuck a flashy heatsink to impress the noobies.

    How much they plan to sell this thing for, $20? For less than 100 bucks you can get a much much better card, so i guess these things would come as a prize on a kelloggs cereal box. Nvidia, what has happened to thou?
  23. dextersh

    dextersh TS Rookie

    I don't see why anybody would bye this card. If I want weak card I would just stick with a onboard card. If I want to play games or work 3d, this card is no good too. Only people who watch the memory would bye this card, cause it has 512MB (of slow memory).
  24. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Booster Posts: 95

    You'll be surprised to find that still many people don't afford a better card and go with a lower version like the card described.
    I know one computer shop where they are still selling 7200GS like crazy!
  25. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    Oh no, just wait. Truly you must underestimate the power of a single streaming processor from this point, though there isn't any FERMI conglomerates at this time, they've souped up the single CUDA core even more powerful than before in this architecture. This is true because look at the 5970, look at the frames it gets in comparison to it's streaming processor count. At one benchmark it received an average of 37 fps for crysis at very high settings given it's 3200 cores. The 295 GTX received 25 frames for 480 cores. The 25:480 ratio means the 200 series has a 0.052 frames per core ratio in comparison to ATI's 0.012. When FERMI does come out to consumer graphics acceleration, I bet that ratio, even in such a marginal increase, could mean completely outdoing anything ATI has to push out after such a grandeur release.
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