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News Nvidia quietly launches GeForce 100-series GPUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    A quick peek on Apple's website will show the GT 120 and 130s being used in the current iMacs. Rumour has it that they may be mobile versions of the GPUs, but Apple 'aint tellin'.
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i think the name changing is only for the OEM market is because this will simplify their upgrade choices from 100 to 200 series. instead of from 9000 to 200 series.

    so:
    GT130 = 9600GT
    GT120 = 9500GT
    G100 = 9400
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    my hate level for nvidia has risen a lot in the last 10 seconds...
     
  5. Goty

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    So wait, the GTS150 is exactly identical to the GTS250? I wonder how they justified that one internally.
     
  6. amacieli

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    So how's about Bit getting someone from the marketing division of nVidia to come and explain all this? An interview?
     
  7. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    The GT130 appears to replace the 9600GSO (The second generation one to makes things even more confusing). The 9600GT has 64 stream processors as opposed to the 48 in this card.

    I really don't know what Nvidia are doing with the GTS150 though. This makes it sounds weaker to the GTS250 yet is identical?! Why not just have the GTS250 available to both oem and retail.

    Also on a slightly seperate note (but still related to the name changing) I wish nvidia would sort out their mobility lineup. I mean ATI for example have recently launched the HD4850/70 mobility chips, these are identical to the desktop parts albeit down clocked to meet the cooling requirements - the point I am trying to make here is that ATI's mobility lineup matches their desptop lineup in terms of name and specs (clocks aside). Nvidia on the other hand appear to have named their mobility series completely randomly and in some cases without thought.

    Examples:

    9600mGT - A downclocked version of the desktop 9500GT as opposed to it logically being a mobility variant of the 9600GT.
    9700mGT - A clocked version of the 9600mGT (why?!)
    9700mGTS - A mobility variant of the desktop Gen2 9600GSO (so completely different to the GT)
    9800mGT (GS) - A newer version of the 8800mGTX which has 96 stream processors
    9800mGTS - A 64 stream card which appears to be a downclocked desktop 9600GT (despite being clocked higher than the 9800mGT it is actually slower in certain scenarios)

    9800mGTX - 112 stream downclocked 8800GT/9800GT desktop card
    GTX280m - A G92 based 128 stream 9800GTX

    This lineup is so confusing when compared to the desktop lineup (which isn't much better) it does make the consumer think what am I actually buying?!
     
  8. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    I've long since given up trying to keep track or understand nVidia's product range. ATI cards are much simpler and cost less :)
     
  9. Guest-23315

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    Dear god I hate Nvidia....
     
  10. M4RTIN

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    so that gts150 is the same as the 8800gt i have? hmm the 150 name makes it sound like some integrated crap but thats still a decent card
     
  11. Saivert

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    I personally don't give a rats ass what they name their cards. All I look at is the specs. And how well it performs in reviews.
     
  12. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    The GTS150 is the GTS250 which is the 9800GTX+ which is the 9800GTX which is the 8800GTS 512mb.

    It uses the same G92 core as your 8800GT (sorry 9800GT, sorry no GTS240 ...... ARGH!)
     
  13. Tim S

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    I've asked.
     
  14. Hustler

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    Lol...good luck, i wonder which company chump they will offer up as a sacrificial lamb to defend the indefensible..:D
     
  15. Major

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    Bloody hell, I am starting to hate Nvidia too! And I would say I was a pretty big fanboi before I got an ATi card.

    ATI are catching up I have to say, maybe not in statistics, but in popularity they have shot up in the last 4-6 months.
     
  16. DarkLord7854

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    This is getting stupid IMO.. They should release an additional 30 cards with 50mhz clock differences from each other while they're at it :rolleyes:
     
  17. Evildead666

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    How to p*ss off a lot of people.......its completely insane.....

    If anyone asks me what HW to buy, and they start mentioning these bloody "names" i'll just say, "go Ati/AMD, at least you're relatively sure of what you're getting."

    This is old stock still being sold.
     
  18. dyzophoria

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    what the hell is wrong with Nvidia nowadays. they should spend time evolving their products, not going back to the past
     
  19. perplekks45

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    Agree with DarkLord here.

    GTS 150 = GTS 250
    GTS 151 = GTS 150 + 50MHz
    And then to make things more nVidia-ish:

    GTS 152 = GTS 130 - 50MHz

    I like their tactics. Confuse the customer to sell more old stuff... :eyebrow:
     
  20. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    I noticed that in one of Aldi's delightful Medion PCs, the spec states Nvidia GT 140 (512mb).
    The GT 140 must be a 9800 GT
     
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