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Nvidia Releases GeForce GT 300 OEM Series Bump

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Mousemonkey
    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
    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
    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
    9181409 said:
    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?
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  • 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
    *facepalm* for Nvidia
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  • Just to clarify, they've rebranded the 8000 series yet again, right?
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  • pharge
    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
    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
    That's nice and all... but WHERE ARE THE RETAIL Fermi cards?!?!?
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