Saturday, March 31st 2012

GIGABYTE Intros Two Entry-Level Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE introduced two new graphics card models over the last week, based on GPUs that have been in existence for a while now. The first is the GV-R645-1GI, a low-profile single-slot graphics card based on the AMD Radeon HD 6450, and the GV-N440-1GI, a cool and quiet full-height double-slot graphics card, based on NVIDIA GeForce GT 440.

The GV-R645-1GI is armed with 1 GB of DDR3 memory over a 64-bit wide memory interface. It features clock speeds of 625 MHz core, with 1100 MHz memory. It uses a tiny, radial-fin fan-heatsink to cool the GPU. Its display outputs include dual-link DVI, HDMI (gold-plated connector), and D-Sub, which is detachable. GIGABYTE tried to pull off a neat marketing trick by mentioning that the card is "PCI-E 3.0 motherboard compatible", something every PCI-Express 2.0 and 1.0 graphics card ever made, already is.

The GV-N440-1GI, on the other hand, is clocked at 810 MHz (core), 1620 MHz (CUDA cores), and 1600 MHz memory. It packs 1 GB of DDR3 memory across a 128-bit wide bus. Its cooling assembly uses a chunky aluminum heatsink with radially-projecting, forked aluminum fins, ventilated by an 80 mm spinner. Outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI (gold-plated connector), and D-Sub. The GV-R645-1GI will be priced under US $55, while the GV-N440-1GI will be priced under US $90.
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18 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros Two Entry-Level Graphics Cards

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
$90 for a GT440? WTF?! Does it come with a hooker?
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#2
RejZoR
I've never thought of seeing gfx card with such tiny cooler and fan. The last time i've seen it, it was Radeon 9200SE and partially Radeon 9600 Pro, though 9600 Pro already had a bigger chunk of aluminium around the fan.
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#3
Red_or_Dead
when were gfx card stop being made like this, those were the good ole dayzzzz
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#4
micropage7

this one looks nice and the hsf like intel stock hsf
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#5
RejZoR
Though on the other hand i wonder why they even have to stick a moving part on them. Wouldn't it be easier to just stick a chunk of aluminium on it and call it a day? Is a bigger solid aluminium heatsink really more expensive than a tiny aluminium heatsink with a fan on it?
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#6
symmetrical
by: newtekie1
$90 for a GT440? WTF?! Does it come with a hooker?
Seriously... Drop another $20 and get a 7750 which is way better.
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#7
ISI300
But come on, isn't that 6450 cute? Luv the small fansink!
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
That small sink reminds me of Radeon 9000 days...
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#9
Ferrum Master
The should be sued for making pollution to the environment with making such crap. :laugh:
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#10
Morgoth
where is the AGP edition?
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#11
Sasqui
by: newtekie1
$90 for a GT440? WTF?! Does it come with a hooker?
Or at least a lap dance, that's not really an entry level price... I just got a brand new 6670 for $52.
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#12
makwy2
by: Sasqui
Or at least a lap dance, that's not really an entry level price... I just got a brand new 6670 for $52.
I hear that! C'mon!
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#13
chandlerr85
by: Morgoth
where is the AGP edition?
i lol'ed at this, i have an old agp 6800 gt sittin around, maybe i could sell that for 90 dollars
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#15
Supercrit
The cooler on the 6450 is crappy beyond belief, it's just a aluminum plate with almost no fins whatsoever. I'm surprised they still make it.
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#16
Alvy Ibn Feroz
by: Sasqui
Or at least a lap dance, that's not really an entry level price... I just got a brand new 6670 for $52.
only 52$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I should have bought 3 of them instead of buying 160$ 7770
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#17
Munki
*slowly picks up jaw and navigates far, far away from page*
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#18
ISI300
6770 sell for 90! who the hell's gonna buy this for the same price? Epic fail.
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