Nvidia quietly intros first GeForce 300-series graphics card

By Matthew ยท 91 replies
Nov 26, 2009
  1. peas

    peas TS Enthusiast Posts: 52

    anyone else sense that Nvidia is in trouble? It's a sign of desperation when a company takes an old design and continually rebrands it with "new" marketing models. It's like Nvidia desperately wants to shout to the world that it has a "new" product but doesn't really have anything.

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    another rebranding. maan, NVIDIA needs to stop doing that. the current GT 210 is nothing more than the 8 series that gone through 9 series, gt 200, and now 300. teh compnay needs to find a way to chp the current real gtx 200 series and then make a budget versino out of it.
  3. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 110

    Heh... better get a mainboard with HD4200 graphics GPU onboard and you'll get more than this little piece of ... ehem, hardware from NVIDIA.
  4. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    I dont want these little weaklings, I WANT MAH GTX3XX!!!
  5. PCIGamer

    PCIGamer TS Rookie Posts: 110

    I dont think nVidia is in trouble, i just think they are out of touch somewhat with what consumers want. Maybe they need to fire and hire a new marketing department.
  6. Race

    Race TS Rookie

    This has got to be some sort of joke.....and it IS funny. Just look at the picture.
    Nvidia couldn't possibly be that stupid.......and aren't you even hungrier for a wicked new 300 series card that stomps the 5970?
    I look for just that during the first half of 2010.
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Nice try Zero,
    the shader core architecture of Nvidia and ATI are not equivalent, and can not be compared as such, so your premise is incorrect. given the different structure of the two different GPU's the Nvidia is about 4.5/1. even after that calculation, shader cores are only one of the aspects to be taken into account.
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    For the price range you can buy a way better (older) one, even an amazing used (From those who are selling their nvidias to get the latest ati).
  9. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 110

    Lol, 7200GS new is probably priced about the same as a 7900GT used, so you have to be a bit of a ***** to buy that card and pretend you're a gamer. Being a gamer requires sacrifices... and if you can't do that, then you'd better start playing Solitaire.
  10. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    This is joke. The GT 210 and 220 didn't hit retail until Sept/Oct and they're already renaming it?!? A year from now we'll probably see features in the display drivers that are only enabled for the 300 series and not the 200 series even though they're the same parts. Nvidia has done the same in the past.
  11. Agree
  12. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    I can't believe Nvidia is starting the 3xx series with a low end rebranded card. Someone really needs to talk to Nvidia's marketing/PR department
  13. Moltar

    Moltar TS Rookie Posts: 55

    nVidia is not dying. They are encountering the same manufacturing problems as ATI. Just because nVidia is releasing their cards late does not mean they are dying. They do the same thing with all of their new GPU lines, they release the little guys first that seemingly copy the generation before and than they introduce their new line with update specifications and hardware. It seems as though most people in this thread need to jump off the ATI/AMD bandwagon and do a little research before posting. nVidia has stated in several differnt articles and even in the convention they held that their new GT300 line will release in Q1. I realize with me posting this I am going to be labeled as an nVidia fan boy. Ive got 3 words for that, bring it on.
  14. I wonder if nvidia reads any of this?? there should be a way of letting nvidia know what is the costumer really wants...i mean i 've been waiting for some official news of the geforce 300
    series since the end of summer (sept/oct) there were news floating around the internet since april saying that the new 300 series was going to be released late 09!!! Wtf happened!!!
    this is all f$&@# up ati already released their top of the line directx11 card shortly after win7 came out... But nvidia not even a word only this slap in the face bull $h!t card.. So wtf ati comes up with its top of the line gpu an nvidia anwers with the lowest of the lowest end gpu WTF!!!! either nvidia is has to come up with a superior card for the same price or a superdeal cheap and powerful card or they can just give up the bussines specially if the keep rebranding their old gpus into newer ones.
  15. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    That suks Fermi architecture remains dormant.
    Nvidia is slowly and painfully dying....:'( Nvidia continues teasing us hope they stop before they don't get anyone to tease at.
  16. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    nVidia has consistently re-branded their mobile GPUs from different generations. For example, the GT130 is better than the GT220. They're basically the same exact card, the 130 just has slightly higher clocks... utterly annoying and pathetic.
  17. Inioch

    Inioch TS Rookie

    This is just ridiculous. The first 400-series card will probably be a rebranded 6600.
  18. kommunist

    kommunist TS Rookie

    I don't understand nvidias logic behind naming this thing a 300 series card. Did they just want to keep the Fermi hype up and at least have something released before x-mas?
    If they don't get their act together and soon, ATI will steal their lunch. How much has changed in a couple of years.
  19. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    Nvidia is not dying, and they're not having second thoughts. They only offer a flourish, pomp, and circumstance with worthwhile cards. This is obviously not a worthwhile card. It may be the first one of the series, but it's by far not their best and ANYONE can see that quite plainly. Anyone suggesting otherwise is either trying to put down Nvidia, or they don't understand business and marketing practice.
  20. danteoz

    danteoz TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    Why rebrand an old card with the new series? People will buy it for that reason alone, that is why....
  21. Zenphic

    Zenphic TS Rookie Posts: 43

    As long as it is inexpensive, this could be a good alternative to IGPs.
  22. Decimae

    Decimae TS Rookie Posts: 78

    This doesn't seem like an improvement on the 210, which already has heavy competition from the 4650. This kind of news makes it look like the fermi architecture isn't going to get released any time soon.
  23. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Booster Posts: 95

    I was today at that shop and the price for 7200GS is 20 euro same as a 8400GS - both cards are new and selling very well at that shop.
  24. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    I was so hoping NVIDIA won't do this. I really hated them for the 4mx farce, and there they go again, confusing consumers who will surely end up buying this thinking it has the same features as higher end 300 cards. (That's assuming that new generation cards will be the 300 line. And ever come out.)
  25. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Why do they keep using DDR2 for video cards and on sizes that are totally unpractical (like 1gb of DDR2, a card with this kind of vram is unlikely to take advantage that much memory)? GDDR5 is becoming more and more common on new models so the budget cards should be getting at least GDDR3.
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