Nvidia Desktop GPUs Hit 40nm

Last month Nvidia announced a handful of new mobile 200M series GPUs based on the still-current G200 architecture and built on the 40-nm process. It was only a matter of time before the 40-nm process would make it to the desktop parts, and today those products appeared on Nvidia's website.

Newly emerged are the GeForce GT 220 and GeForce G210, which are on the more modest side of speed and also carry an "OEM Product" tag clearly displayed – so don't expect to see this product in retail stores. It'll likely be packed in with new-built computers, as the tag-line below the product model name reads, "Every PC needs good graphics."

The lower-end G210 will have a core clock speed of 589 MHz, 512 MB of DDR2, 64-bit memory interface, 16 shader processors, VGA, DisplayPort and DVI. The GT 220 is beefier with a 615 MHz core clock, 1 GB of DDR3, 128-bit memory interface, 48 shader processors, VGA, HDMI and DVI. Both support DirectX 10.1, Open GL 3.0 and CUDA.

As they are OEM parts, prices are variable depending on the manufacturer.

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  • Sushi Warrior
    Just a little FYI to people wondering why low-end is first, do you realize how many enthusiasts there are? Not many. The majority (AKA a huge percent) of the market is low-end, OEM cards.
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  • roofus
    What a peculiar release. I am used to seeing them release the high end parts and trickle down to OEM trash parts. They must be having problems in delivering performance on the 40nm or they would have certainly released their high profit margin parts first, not the low margin, high volume parts.
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  • Core2uu
    I'm not sure if Tom's would be able to get a hold of OEM-only parts but if possible I'd love to see some benchmarks.
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  • Regulas
    I have always like Nvidia and use a XFX GTX 285 on my Q9650 gaming rig running XP. It rocks anything out there.
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  • AdamB5000
    Does it rock Crysis at a million eighty p?
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  • roofus
    What a peculiar release. I am used to seeing them release the high end parts and trickle down to OEM trash parts. They must be having problems in delivering performance on the 40nm or they would have certainly released their high profit margin parts first, not the low margin, high volume parts.
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