geforce gt 620 Nvidia launches three new GeForce 600 GPUs for desktops

The plot thickens, as Nvidia and its partners have announced no less than three new budget GPUs in the 600-series, or have they? Judging by the specifications, we're in fact not looking at new GPUs here at all, but once again re-branded GPUs from yester year.

The plot thickens, as Nvidia and its partners have announced no less than three new budget GPUs in the 600-series, or have they? Judging by the specifications, we're in fact not looking at new GPUs here at all, but once again re-branded GPUs from yester year.

The three “"new" GPUs are the GeForce GT 610, GT 620 and GT 630 which appear to be the rebranded versions of the GeForce GT 520, GT 430 and GT 440 respectively. The dead giveaway that we're not looking at new GPUs here is the PCI Express 2.0 interface, as Kepler has native PCI Express 3.0 support. We're not even going to bother listing the specs here, as nothing has changed in terms of clock speeds or rated performance.

geforce gt 620 Nvidia launches three new GeForce 600 GPUs for desktops

Nvidia has made some minor changes to its reference PCB pictures though in case of the GT 620 which is sporting a different cooler than the GT 430, but that's about as much as the company has bothered with these products. What's even more disappointing is that the OEM GT 630 card is based on an actual Kepler chip, so why the retail cards will use an antiquated chip is anyone's guess. Apparently Nvidia has more love for its OEM customers than consumers who buy cheap card to upgrade their PCs with.

We also spotted an interesting change on Nvidia's website. Rather than having GeForce as a product category as it has been in the past, Nvidia is now listing it as a sub category under "Processors" alongside its Quadro, Tegra and Tesla products. Admittedly GPU stands for Graphics Processor Unit, but it's a confusing change none the less.

Source: Nvidia