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Nvidia Releases GeForce GT 300 OEM Series Bump

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 62 comments

When old is new again.

When Nvidia announced that its next-generation GF100 parts would be marketed first as GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470, we all noticed that the company skipped the 300s. Now we've noticed what the graphics maker is doing with the 300-level – saving the numbers for refreshed OEM parts.

VR-Zone spotted three new GeForce products on the Nvidia OEM-only section of its GeForce Family page: the GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, and GeForce GT 320.

The GT 340 appears to be a GT 240 but with a GDDR5 bump. The GT 330's roots are a little more fuzzy, as Nvidia lists the part as having somewhere between 96 and 112 CUDA cores, which leaves us guessing that it is either another variant of the GTS 240 or upgraded GT215. The GT 320 presents a pleasant bump from the GT 220 with 72 CUDA cores.

Enthusiasts' eyes will be more interested at the release of the Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 when they launch on March 26.

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    Anonymous , February 23, 2010 11:57 PM
    Just to clarify, they've rebranded the 8000 series yet again, right?
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    Gin Fushicho , February 23, 2010 11:28 PM
    Again with Nvidia's annoying naming schemes?

    I just want Fermi... I was hoping that the 300 series would be a smaller form factor of the GTX200 series at least.
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    quantumrand , February 24, 2010 12:17 AM
    So they're releasing the 8800 GT again? I mean 9800 GT...wait no, GTS 250? Oh right, they're all the same...Now they're just giving the SAME core yet another new name.
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    Mousemonkey , February 23, 2010 10:32 PM
    Your a bit late mate, I posted that info in a thread six days ago. :lol: 
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281640-33-nvidia-fermi-gtx480-broken-unfixable
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    Gin Fushicho , February 23, 2010 11:28 PM
    Again with Nvidia's annoying naming schemes?

    I just want Fermi... I was hoping that the 300 series would be a smaller form factor of the GTX200 series at least.
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    victomofreality , February 23, 2010 11:32 PM
    so nvidia is countering several months of horsy rides by pushing 2 lines out at about the same time?

    I don't understand the logic in this.
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    Mousemonkey , February 23, 2010 11:36 PM
    Quote:
    so nvidia is countering several months of horsy rides by pushing 2 lines out at about the same time?

    I don't understand the logic in this.

    What is it about the concept of OEM only cards that's beyond your understanding?
  • 21 Hide
    Anonymous , February 23, 2010 11:53 PM
    A couple guys in the nvidia marketing department must have a bet going on who can come up with the lamest idea.

    Somebody won.
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    enzo matrix , February 23, 2010 11:53 PM
    *facepalm* for Nvidia
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    Anonymous , February 23, 2010 11:57 PM
    Just to clarify, they've rebranded the 8000 series yet again, right?
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    pharge , February 24, 2010 12:00 AM
    Well... I guess they probably get most of thr profit from the OEM market... now they have "new" card for OEM to sneak them into the retail desktop/laptops with just a little "upgrade" from their older generation products. So the regular customer who buy computers from the Bestbuy or HP/DELL/.... website.. so the regular customers who buy computers from the Bestbuy, Walmart, or even HP/DELL/... websites... will be happy about their "new" generation graphic card inside PC.... so everybody is happy......


    but... us...>_
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    nforce4max , February 24, 2010 12:02 AM
    The only use to me for one of these is to replace a 8400gs that is being used for physx.
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    Shadow703793 , February 24, 2010 12:10 AM
    That's nice and all... but WHERE ARE THE RETAIL Fermi cards?!?!?
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    quantumrand , February 24, 2010 12:17 AM
    So they're releasing the 8800 GT again? I mean 9800 GT...wait no, GTS 250? Oh right, they're all the same...Now they're just giving the SAME core yet another new name.
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    Ehsan w , February 24, 2010 12:40 AM
    quantumrandSo they're releasing the 8800 GT again? I mean 9800 GT...wait no, GTS 250? Oh right, they're all the same...Now they're just giving the SAME core yet another new name.


    so.... Nvidia is holding everybody back??
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    kelemvor4 , February 24, 2010 12:42 AM
    Same thing they did with the 9800 series. I don't understand why anyone is surprised.
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    toxxel , February 24, 2010 1:03 AM
    Hurray for rebranding.
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    killerclick , February 24, 2010 1:13 AM
    8800GT is awesome, best hardware purchase I ever made (2.25 years ago). I'll probably keep it for another year.
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    ravewulf , February 24, 2010 1:22 AM
    I wonder if (going forward) they are going to use the odd hundreds (100, 300, 500, etc) as OEM only and release regular cards in the even hundreds (200, 400, 600, etc)
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    Anonymous , February 24, 2010 2:27 AM
    I don't want the ATI Radeon 5970 to be dethroned! I just spent a fortune on it.
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    tacoslave , February 24, 2010 2:43 AM
    DragonLordI don't want the ATI Radeon 5970 to be dethroned! I just spent a fortune on it.


    lucky bitch. lol. i wish i had enough money (but the wife don't let me...)
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    eddieroolz , February 24, 2010 2:46 AM
    More rebranding? Come on...
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    athreex , February 24, 2010 2:52 AM
    DragonLordI don't want the ATI Radeon 5970 to be dethroned! I just spent a fortune on it.


    Don't worry pal. If those Fermi are the new champs, then you're still on the top three for some time.

    Nvidia please...do not feed the troll. Are you holding back? First with some random Geforce PC with 2 GB of RAM and a 9800 card, now you're using de 300-ish playground for the OEM camp and we still believe that you're using the G92 somewhere in the middle of those cards.

    Let's see with what they come up with before March 26. Prediction: Geforce PC with 4 GB of RAM and a 300 series (oh wait..that's...ugh..nerver mind) or Geforce GTX 290 refreshed with 45 more CUDA cores and still 55 nm ( as 285).
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