NVidia to rebrand more entry level GPUs for retail
On April 3, we reported that NVidia have launched two entry level 600-series GPUs for the OEM market. Fudzilla have now reported that there will also be 3 entry level cards for the retail market which are also rebrands of older products. The rebranded products will ship as GT 610, GT 620 and GT 630.
GeForce GT 610 will be a rebrand of GT 520, based on the GF119 GPU. It will have the same 48 CUDA cores, with 4 ROPs and a 64-bit memory interface. GT 620 will be a rebranded GT 430 (based on the GF108 GPU), with 96 CUDA cores, 4 ROPs, 16 TMUs and a 128-bit memory interface, using GDDR3 memory. It will not use the same GPU as the GT 620 (OEM). GT 630 is a rebrand of GT 440, which is built around the same GF108 GPU at a slightly higher clock speed, combined with GDDR5 memory.
As Intel are introducing a more powerful integrated GPU in Ivy Bridge later this month, and AMD will be introducing Trinity in the not too distant future with even more powerful graphics, they are expected to take a large bite out of the entry level GPU market. Ivy Bridge is expected to offer graphics power similar to GT 430, and Trinity will offer graphics that are at least equal to GT 440. For this reason, it makes sense that NVidia are reusing existing GPUs, as their market share will not be large enough to justify producing new entry level products.
The clock speeds and other details which may be different are not yet known. It is also not known yet when the new SKUs will ship or what the prices are likely to be.
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