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News Nvidia launches GeForce GT 640 2GB

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 6 Jun 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. ssj12

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    powerful little card there.
     
  3. TaRkA DaHl

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    Might be good to fold on. And single slot by the looks of things.
     
  4. Harlequin

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    6670 is cheaper and faster and the 7750 can be had for the same money (as can the 6850) - nv need to drop the price by £15 at least
     
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  6. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    Uses DDR3 instead of GDDR5 and is still too expensive.
    Only good thing about it is single slot HSF and no PCIe power connector required, but the HD7750 has both, is the same price (or cheaper!) and smacks it stupid.
     
  7. Nikumba

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    Will there a low pro version?
     
  8. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Even Dell have stopped including DisplayPort in their newer laptops (at least the business ones), so I'm going to call it: DisplayPort is dead.

    (I do think the connector is slightly nicer than HDMI, but I've never been able to see the point in it otherwise)
     
  9. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    HDMI attracts a licensing fee on all devices that uses it. DP does not, and is free.
    HDMI includes device restrictions *cough*you're a pirate*cough* that can make it a pain. DP does not.
    It is arguable which is better, but my opinion is that HDMI is better for Home Theatre applications (for obvious reasons) and DP is much better for PC purposes.

    Is it a Dell Ultrabook you were referring to? I ask because the specifications implemented by Intel on Ultrabooks leave very little room for ports. Many Ultrabooks only have one or two USB ports for example, and so display port options are also going to be limited. If Dell chooses HDMI over DP on an Ultrabook it wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    Lol, looking at reviews the 640 really shouldn't be more than 30 - 40£...

    Now NVIDIA really needs to bring out a 660 at a competitive price.
     
  11. ssj12

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    So my friend is looking to upgrade his 9800GTX to something Nvidia..... is this faster? Amazon.com has it for $89 currently.
     
  12. nuc13ar

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    how so? in what games?!! i bet in gta IV and other nvidia-happy games it isn't... please qualify this comment, tia. 6670 is cheaper, but in gta IV it performs like a 8600gt (my llano - 6550d which has 400 shader cores does anyway). there is no ati card - sans power connector that will beat it @1280x1024 or less...

    http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/products/reader.en/product/geforce-gt-640.html

    edit:
    i asked a coworker to buy this for me (i gave him the cash while we were checking out, as newegg doesn't take money orders anymore).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125433
    wanted to get the fat evga one (gigabyte is so unreliable), but this had an extra vga output. will update after testing...
     
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  13. Elton

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    Get a 7750. That should do okay as an upgrade. This probably will equal a 9800GTX. Which coincidentally is still a decent card.
     
  14. Adnoctum

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    You mean that the HD7750 (that doesn't have a power connector and only consumes 20w more than the GT640) isn't faster in a benchmark? Which non-CUDA benchmark is this? The HD7750 is faster in any benchmark you care to provide (in many cases almost TWICE as fast) and is the same price (or sometimes less).

    Buying a slower card, for same money because you are enamoured with a particular graphics maker in one game - side-splittingly funny. And without seeing a benchmark for that game - laughing even harder.

    BTW the HD7750 runs GTA4 @ 1280x720 at a similar framerate as a GTX550Ti, and the GT640 doesn't beat a GTX550Ti.

    The massive flop of the GT640 can be seen at the complete lack of reviews at launch (Tom's is the only one I can find). Far, far too quiet. When was the last time that Nvidia didn't ramp up the media-engine for a product launch? Only when they didn't want anyone to take too much notice.
     
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    This is true...
    ...but this is not. DisplayPort provides for both HDCP (like HDMI) and its own DisplayPort Content Protection (DPCP) standards - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#DRM

    And anyway, I've never actually heard of anyone having real problems with HDCP, except when it was first introduced and not all hardware supported it. Anything you buy nowadays will work fine, and from my experience it is utterly seamless.
     
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    I hope that nVidia will pull a GTX660 during the next two or three month with a pricetag of only €200. Otherwise they'll look really bad in the low and mid-power segment and loose every battle to AMD.
     
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    DisplayPort is the only connector that can power 2560x1440/1600 monitors with audio, unless you want to use dual-link DVI (not every monitor comes with and only 1 port per graphics card). HDMI cannot - it's limited to 1920x1200 (unless the 1.4b spec allows it? but most 2560 monitors don't have it)
     
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  18. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Yeah HDMI does now allow for >1920x1200 resolutions.
     
  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Well it does, but it needs both a 1.4a output and input. In other words, at this moment in time. No not really.
     
  20. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I was making a general statement about the actual cable :p If you take ports into account then you are quite correct :) I'd still opt for DVI over HDMI regardless though.
     
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