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Friday, 03 September 2010 10:49

Nvidia silently rolls out its Geforce GT 420

Written by Slobodan Simic
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For OEMs only

In addition to the full lineup of mobile Geforce 400M GPUs, Nvidia has silently listed the Geforce GT 420 as well. Based on a 40nm GPU, possibly the GF108, the Geforce GT 420 can be considered to be the first low-end Fermi derived card with support for DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.

The new Geforce GT 420 card will not be available in retail, at least not for now, as this is solely a OEM only card. It might been spotted in a few Dell, HP and other pre-configured systems. In terms of performance specifications, it features 48 CUDA cores, packs 2GB of 128-bit DDR3 memory and offers 28.8GB/s of memory bandwidth. The GPU has a 700MHz core clock, 1400MHz shaders and the memory is clocked at 1800MHz.

The card uses a low-profile PCB paired up with a small heatsink/fan cooler and features DVI, HDMI and D-Sub outputs. The maximum TDP is rated at 50W.

You can check out the Geforce GT 420 here.

Geforce_GT420_1

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+6 #1 P1n3apqlExpr3ss 2010-09-03 12:12
Why these low end cards have GDDR3 only? Look at the massive boost the 55xx series got from the benefits of GDDR5.

And tbh, is kinda confusing, when reading anands article on new mobile parts i was guessing those low end parts were merely GT200 or G92 rebadges on a die shrink, this kinda makes me think it is GF108 however
 
 
+11 #2 BernardP 2010-09-03 12:24
Looks like a GT220 with DX11. Putting 2GB of memory on this is absurd and money down the drain. But the typical Dell/HP buyer will be impressed.

Eventually the retail version of this, hopefully without the useless extra memory, will be a nice dual-DVI basic card for HTPC.
 
 
+7 #3 FoxMontage 2010-09-03 12:28
Quoting P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
Why these low end cards have GDDR3 only? Look at the massive boost the 55xx series got from the benefits of GDDR5.

And tbh, is kinda confusing, when reading anands article on new mobile parts i was guessing those low end parts were merely GT200 or G92 rebadges on a die shrink, this kinda makes me think it is GF108 however


I guess it's because it's an OEM part, and it's going into systems where the buyers don't really know or care about graphics performance all that much.

Also, I would assume that this is a GF10X part because GT200 and G92 were both DX10, and it is stated that this is a DX11 part.
 
 
+3 #4 CRoland 2010-09-03 13:45
Quoting P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
Why these low end cards have GDDR3 only? Look at the massive boost the 55xx series got from the benefits of GDDR5.


It's DDR3, not GDDR3. The reason is just lower costs.

It appears to have a useless 2GB memory in standard config. That will just confuse clueless buyers. Even many that have a clue, I guess.
 
 
+2 #5 mystikalrush 2010-09-03 14:07
Quoting P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
Why these low end cards have GDDR3 only? Look at the massive boost the 55xx series got from the benefits of GDDR5.

And tbh, is kinda confusing, when reading anands article on new mobile parts i was guessing those low end parts were merely GT200 or G92 rebadges on a die shrink, this kinda makes me think it is GF108 however


The GT420 is not a direct comparison to the 55XX series and is the lowest of the low for this generation, this is basically why. The 440+ should still have ddr5 which is in direct competition with the 55xx+ series
 
 
-11 #6 INSPIREARUN 2010-09-03 18:54
MUCH UPDATED WITH BENCHMARK ON ATI RADEON HD 6000 SERIES
WITH REASE DATE INFO AND MODELS TO BE RELEASED
GO FOR MORE

http://lensfire.blogspot.com/search/label/ati%206000%20series%20evolved
 
 
+3 #7 blandead 2010-09-03 20:17
Quoting INSPIREARUN:
MUCH UPDATED WITH BENCHMARK ON ATI RADEON HD 6000 SERIES
WITH REASE DATE INFO AND MODELS TO BE RELEASED
GO FOR MORE

http://lensfire.blogspot.com/search/label/ati%206000%20series%20evolved


yes we're all excited for the new 6000 series, but this is a post about an Nvidia card.. keep your pants on.
 
 
0 #8 Kimnice 2010-09-03 22:17
Quoting mystikalrush:
The GT420 is not a direct comparison to the 55XX series and is the lowest of the low for this generation

This card goes against Radeon HD5450.

I'd be suprised if this would be the slowest of the slow for this generation. Remember that this is faster than GT 220 and Geforce GT 210 and Geforce 205 are enough for many OEM computers..
 
 
-6 #9 INSPIREARUN 2010-09-04 20:43
http://lensfire.blogspot.com/search/label/leaked%20newsNVIDIA SILENTLS REVIELS ITS NEW GRAPHIC CARDS
 
 
-5 #10 INSPIREARUN 2010-09-04 22:34
INTEL'S NEW SANDY BRIDGE PROCESSOR CRUSHED THE UPCOMING AMD'S BULL DOZER PROCESSOR AND ALSO EXPELLED ITS OWN NEHALEM PROCESSOR.

GO FOR MORE
http://lensfire.blogspot.com/search/label/tech
 

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