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Monday, 06 December 2010 13:18

Nvidia rebadges another chip

Written by Nick Farell
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Just when you thought it stopped doing that
The green goblin has rebadged another chip and palmed it off as a new one.

The outfit's 500M mobile GPU series has more or less the same spec as what's already on offer in the 400M family. The GT 540M chip maintains the same 96 CUDA cores and 128-bit memory interface as the GT 435M.

However Nvidia claims it is “new” because the graphics and processor clock speeds have been cranked up to 672MHz and 1344MHz, respectively,. The onboard memory has been maxed to 900MHz.

The power requirements are the same and it is still essentially a 400M in drag. Nvida tells us that it is “exploiting the maturation of the production process” .

The new GT 540M will be seen in China immediately while you should be able to buy it next month in the rest of the world.

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+57 #1 hellfire 2010-12-06 13:45
AMD 5470M -> 6300M
(lower "number" as it is a gpu from old line-up)
NV 435M -> 540M
(higher "number" as it is part of "the way its meant to be rebranded"
 
 
+35 #2 Boomstick777 2010-12-06 14:01
"Nvidia rebadges another chip" "Just when you thought it stopped doing that"

I don't think anyone stopped thinking Nvidia rebrand there cards? You only have to look at the GTX 580 to see rebranding on a big scale top end card. The GTX 580 is just a GTX 480 with higher clocks, power regulation. A new sticker and Vapor X cooling to stop it melting your PC. How Nvidia can get away with calling these cards a new generation I have no idea?

GTX 580 'should be' GTX 495
GTX 570 'should be' GTX 485
GTX 560 'should be' GTX 475
 
 
+24 #3 Wolfdale 2010-12-06 14:10
if fuad would have written this, it would be a good thing what nvidia did :)

haha nah seriously
as boomstick said, who ever tought they stopped anyway.. they just had to stop rebranding to release the fermi-remake under the 580 name, now they can happily use the fermi up to the 6## and 7## series, and perhaps even the lower 8## might be the very same chip

nvidia will never stop doing this, as its raking a ton of profit, why wouldnt u
 
 
-49 #4 Squall_Leonhart 2010-12-06 14:13
Quoting Boomstick777:
"Nvidia rebadges another chip" "Just when you thought it stopped doing that"

I don't think anyone stopped thinking Nvidia rebrand there cards? You only have to look at the GTX 580 to see rebranding on a big scale top end card. The GTX 580 is just a GTX 480 with higher clocks, power regulation. A new sticker and Vapor X cooling to stop it melting your PC. How Nvidia can get away with calling these cards a new generation I have no idea?

GTX 580 'should be' GTX 495
GTX 570 'should be' GTX 485
GTX 560 'should be' GTX 475


atleast the 580 is actually more powerful than the 480.. unlike the 6870 vs the 5870.
 
 
+46 #5 Nemtrac 2010-12-06 14:57
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
[quote name="Boomstick777"]"Nvidia rebadges another chip" "Just when you thought it stopped doing that"

atleast the 580 is actually more powerful than the 480.. unlike the 6870 vs the 5870.


Propably the 1000 time this is being said: 6870 is NOT the sucessor of the 5870! its the sucessor to the 5770.
Now compare the performence of the 6870 and the 5770 :-* :P :zzz :zzz :zzz
 
 
+25 #6 yourma2000 2010-12-06 15:59
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
atleast the 580 is actually more powerful than the 480.. unlike the 6870 vs the 5870.



Anyone else notice the flaw towards the end of this opinion?
 
 
-45 #7 Warrior24_7 2010-12-06 16:55
This is not the same chip! It has better specs, and they're not going to charge the same price for it, and they're also not aiming it at eastern europeans! So, STFU AM-DUNG beetles! Where is Cayman?!! Its "VAPORWARE" that won't be released this year at all! I've been right so far, I'll be right again! Just stand by for the excuses of why that curd won't measure up! They're "giving" this round to Nvidia. Nvidia won it, and will keep winning it. The 6870 is slower than the chip it replaces the 5870!
 
 
-35 #8 Squall_Leonhart 2010-12-06 17:06
Quoting yourma2000:
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
atleast the 580 is actually more powerful than the 480.. unlike the 6870 vs the 5870.



Anyone else notice the flaw towards the end of this opinion?


The 6870 lacks double precision float, it is automatically inferior to the 5870 and loses a great deal of performance because of this. AMD hardware is half arsed. atleast Nvidia maintains capabilities between product placements.
 
 
-34 #9 Squall_Leonhart 2010-12-06 17:08
Quoting Nemtrac:
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
[quote name="Boomstick777"]"Nvidia rebadges another chip" "Just when you thought it stopped doing that"

atleast the 580 is actually more powerful than the 480.. unlike the 6870 vs the 5870.


Propably the 1000 time this is being said: 6870 is NOT the sucessor of the 5870! its the sucessor to the 5770.
Now compare the performence of the 6870 and the 5770 :-* :P :zzz :zzz :zzz



Sorry, while you pack of idiots might buy into amd's new product naming schemes, i will remain critical of it. like i said, atleast Nvidia maintained part cabilities within the same product space.
 
 
+26 #10 yourma2000 2010-12-06 17:24
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
Quoting Nemtrac:
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
[quote name="Boomstick777"]"Nvidia rebadges another chip" "Just when you thought it stopped doing that"

atleast the 580 is actually more powerful than the 480.. unlike the 6870 vs the 5870.


Propably the 1000 time this is being said: 6870 is NOT the sucessor of the 5870! its the sucessor to the 5770.
Now compare the performence of the 6870 and the 5770 :-* :P :zzz :zzz :zzz



Sorry, while you pack of idiots might buy into amd's new product naming schemes, i will remain critical of it. like i said, atleast Nvidia maintained part cabilities within the same product space.


Fail Redemption...FAILED!
 

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