Thursday, April 5th 2012

NVIDIA Creates Two New OEM-only GF119-based GeForce 600 Series SKUs

The GeForce 600 series grew by two members today (albeit, OEM-only), NVIDIA re-branded the GeForce GT 520 to a new model name, "GeForce GT 620". This "new" part is otherwise identical to its predecessor, except that its standard memory amount has been halved from 1 or 2 GB to 512 MB or 1 GB. A feature addition here, is that the GT 620 supports the OpenGL 4.2 API, something the GT 520 doesn't. The GT 620 continues to be based on the 40 nm GF119 silicon, with 48 CUDA cores, 8 TMUs, and 4 ROPs.

NVIDIA also unveiled to OEMs the "new" GeForce 605, which is a re-branded GeForce 510. Based on the same GF119 silicon as the GT 620, the GeForce 605 core runs at 523 MHz, with 1046 MHz CUDA cores. This model comes with memory size options of 512 MB and 1 GB. It also inherits the core configuration of the GeForce 510, with 48 CUDA cores, 8 TMUs, and 4 ROPs.

Source: Tom's Hardware
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21 Comments on NVIDIA Creates Two New OEM-only GF119-based GeForce 600 Series SKUs

#1
Crap Daddy
Is there any use at all for these?

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#2
Zakin
Anyone else enjoy the excessive VRam most of the low end integrated chips seem to get?
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#3
Supercrit
by: Crap Daddy
Is there any use at all for these?
It makes a pre-built PC sounds so much more gamer.

and LAWL gt 620 is gonna be slower than a gt 220, 605 will rival a 210, I do feel a little pity to anyone who gets tricked by this.
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newtekie1
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by: Crap Daddy
Is there any use at all for these?

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5626/44721.png
Of course, if you want to run a machine with a decent amount of CPU power, with a decent motherboard, but don't need a lot of graphical power.

by: Zakin
Anyone else enjoy the excessive VRam most of the low end integrated chips seem to get?
It kind of surprised me that they actually lowered the standard memory amounts.
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#5
sc
by: Crap Daddy
Is there any use at all for these?
Yes, I have a GT520 in my HTPC and it does a great job at HD DXVA playback and they have audio output over HDMI/DVI as well.
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theJesus
by: sc
[quote="Crap Daddy, post: 2594175"]Is there any use at all for these?

Yes, I have a GT520 in my HTPC and it does a great job at HD DXVA playback and they have audio output over HDMI/DVI as well.
Yeah, you can do all that on an IGP too
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#7
Crap Daddy
by: theJesus
[quote="sc, post: 2594229"]
Yeah, you can do all that on an IGP too
Pretty much the time of these low end discrete cards is over.
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sc
by: theJesus

Yeah, you can do all that on an IGP too
by: Crap Daddy

Pretty much the time of these low end discrete cards is over.
So basically I was wrong to spent $45 on a GT520 for my old 775 PC turned into a HTPC, when I could have bought a whole new 1155 platform, including memory, CPU and motherboard just to use the IGP?
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#9
Zakin
He was specifying that the IGP on Sandy Bridge and on could do all of that, no where did you specify that you had the 520 for an older system. Also you missed the point that he was making fun of the fact that these GPUs Nvidia came out with almost all entirely be put on Intel laptops which have superior IGPs. Or even on AMD's APUs, which would be further pointless.
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#10
sc
Yeah, but not everything sold on this planet has a SB/IB CPU with IGP and a motherboard to match that, so there is a market for that (Xeons and 2011 don't have IGPs). If you actually look at the low end GPUs, most of them are either low profile or fanless. And I was merely saying there is a market for those.

If it comes down to laptops, that is a whole new story, and indeed I agree with you.
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#11
Zakin
We were just saying that, purely because these ARE just OEM cards, the public won't be able to buy them through conventional methods. Although Fud has now said there will be retail versions of the 620 in the future, so that point can still stand I suppose.
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#12
jmcslob
These cards are meant to entice the "technically retarded"....

That's why they are only available in the OEM pre-built market...
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#13
w3b
by: newtekie1
Of course, if you want to run a machine with a decent amount of CPU power, with a decent motherboard, but don't need a lot of graphical power.
HTPC I could see a use for it, though no idea how it would rank against a low profile HD5450 (popular on a few tech forums atm is this shoved in a HP Proliant N40L microserver; re-purposed as a lightweight download box and HTPC unit).

Beyond that not a chance thanks to AMD APUs or something like a 2500K w HD3000 IGP (need of CPU v GPU performance depending on the purpose of the system being built, power envelope and budget).

by: sc
So basically I was wrong to spent $45 on a GT520 for my old 775 PC turned into a HTPC, when I could have bought a whole new 1155 platform, including memory, CPU and motherboard just to use the IGP?
Depends on how much power that thing sucks if it would be better keeping it. That is power/operating cost of the old skt 775 PC vs the cost of grabbing one of these as I mentioned above:

HP ProLiant N40L Ultra Micro Tower Server System A...

newegg linked for illustrative purposes only (I'm not affiliated with nor shopped from there).
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#14
Jurassic1024
by: jmcslob
These cards are meant to entice the "technically retarded"....

That's why they are only available in the OEM pre-built market...
Because that describes more than 3/4 of end users. That and most users don't need anything higher than low end. Intel IGP market share over the years proves that. And I'm talking about back when IGP's were still on the motherboard.
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Mussels
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by: sc
So basically I was wrong to spent $45 on a GT520 for my old 775 PC turned into a HTPC, when I could have bought a whole new 1155 platform, including memory, CPU and motherboard just to use the IGP?
why would you go 1155 for a media PC? waste of money.
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#16
RejZoR
AMD Fusion is what you want for a media PC...
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#17
eidairaman1
Idk bout low end igp but if all people need is low end why is it that we arent running Skt 370 Celerons or K6-2 CPUS with their Igps?

And all these cards are mainly for are just to replace burnt out IGP or if igp dont meed performance needs.

Radeon 7000 pci was produced for so long as a solution to that issue. Now it cant run DX 9 n higher guis.
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newtekie1
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by: w3b
HTPC I could see a use for it, though no idea how it would rank against a low profile HD5450 (popular on a few tech forums atm is this shoved in a HP Proliant N40L microserver; re-purposed as a lightweight download box and HTPC unit).

Beyond that not a chance thanks to AMD APUs or something like a 2500K w HD3000 IGP (need of CPU v GPU performance depending on the purpose of the system being built, power envelope and budget).
I say high powered CPUs and you think AMD's APU? Not even close. Those aren't high powered CPUs. I'm talking 6-core monsters like the 3820 or 3930, or even dual-CPU workstations holding Dual 8-Core Xeons. I could even give you the i7 2600K, but in situations that need the CPU power I'd be putting it in a P67 board and overclocking it, so no IGP. I could use a z68 board, yeah, but then the IGP is taking system resources if it is enabled, and I wouldn't want that.

There still are a lot of professional applications where CPU power is king and the GPU doesn't really matter as long as it can output to the screen and doesn't take up system resources.

Granted, this is not where these GPUs will be used and marketted, but I'm just saying there is still a use for low end cards like these, there are situations where an IGP isn't available or isn't optimal due to system resource sharing.
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#20
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: newtekie1
It kind of surprised me that they actually lowered the standard memory amounts.
Yeah this isn't so bad. A Geforce 6200 with 512MB RAM is wasted, but this isn't that horrible.
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newtekie1
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by: Prima.Vera
Oh no! More re-branding by © nvidia
They must have been jealous of all the rebranding AMD has been doing recently.
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