G210 Nvidia Partners Get Ready 40nm G210 & GT 220 Cards

In mid June, Nvidia launched the GeForce 200M notebook GPUs; GTS 260M, GTS 250M, GT 240M, GT 230M and G210M based on 40nm GT21x architecture with DX10.1 support. However, we won’t be seeing any decent quantities till only after August when the mass production starts at TSMC. So what about the desktop segment?

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In mid June, Nvidia launched the GeForce 200M notebook GPUs; GTS 260M, GTS 250M, GT 240M, GT 230M and G210M based on 40nm GT21x architecture with DX10.1 support. However, we won’t be seeing any decent quantities till only after August when the mass production starts at TSMC. So what about the desktop segment?

Right now, the AIC partners are preparing the new 40nm desktop cards already since they have received the design kits earlier this month and they have ample time to prepare since the launch is only slated for October. There will be at least 2 mainstream cards to be launched in October; G210 and GT 220 supporting DX10.1 as well.

G210 Nvidia Partners Get Ready 40nm G210 & GT 220 Cards

G210 is GT218/D10M1 based using P690 and P691 PCB designs supporting DDR3 and DDR2 respectively. G210 has 24 shader processors clocked at 600MHz core and 1425MHz shader. G210 runs on 64-bit memory interface with 512MB DDR2/3 memories clocked at 800MHz. These cards will be priced very cheaply between US$30-35 replacing the current GeForce 9400 series.

GT220 Nvidia Partners Get Ready 40nm G210 & GT 220 Cards

GT 220 is GT215-300/D10M2 based and there will be 3 variants; P681 (DDR3), P682 (DDR2) and P680 (GDDR3). GT 220 has 48 shader processors clocked at 625MHz core and 1375MHz shader. It has 1GB memories onboard on 128-bit memory interface clocked at 800MHz. These cards are going to cost somewhere between US$55-60 and is going to outperform GeForce 9500 GT by much.