Geforce graphics cards: Probably more renaming on entry-level
According to new media reports Nvidia wants to reissue additional Die shrinks of older GPUS with a new name. This time: Geforce GT 225, GT 220 and GT 210.
Fudzilla reports that Nvidia might want to issue more cards under a new name scheme. The OEM versions of the Geforce 9500 GT and the Geforce 9600 GSO have already been adjusted to the new name scheme. Systems offered by the European consumer electronics trader Media Markt have been advertised to come with Geforce GT 120 and Geforce GT 130 cards. Furthermore there are unconfirmed reports that Nvidia also wants to introduce the renamed 9800 GT and 9800 GTX+ at the Cebit 2009: the two entry level cards are supposed to be called Geforce GTS 240 and Geforce GTS 250.
According to latest information Nvidia uses the transition to 40 nanometers to reissue slightly upgraded versions of old graphics chips. In the past both, Nvidia and AMD, have done so.
Fudzilla says that the Geforce GT 225 basically equals the 40 nm version of the Geforce 8800 GS/9600 GSO. The Geforce GT 220 is based on the Geforce 9500 but is supposed to have higher frequencies. The GT 210 is said to be the 40 nm version of the Geforce 8500/Geforce 9400. The chart below might help you to get an insight into the slightly confusing name scheme.
|Graphics card (old)||Graphics card (new)||Graphics card (40nm)|
|Geforce 8500/9400||Geforce GT 110||Geforce GT 210|
|Geforce 9500 GT||Geforce GT 120||Geforce GT 220|
|Geforce 9600 GSO||Geforce GT 130||Geforce GT 225|
|Geforce 9800 GT||Geforce GTS 240||-|
|Geforce 9800 GTX+||Geforce GTS 250||-|
As usual Nvidia doesn't comment on unannounced products. We expect additional details to be released around Cebit 2009.
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