Monday, June 4th 2012

PNY Unleashes New Verto GeForce GT 640 Graphics Card

PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") today announced the release of the Verto GeForce GT 640 1024MB DDR3 graphics card. This new entry-level NVIDIA 28nm Kepler card features dedicated graphics performance from this powerful next-generation GeForce architecture.

The GT 640 delivers premium multimedia performance and reliable entry-level gaming, for a faster, more immersive experience. Harnessing PhysX technology, bring your HD videos, photos, web, and games to life; edit your photos and videos; or play the latest DirectX 11 games with GPU-accelerated tessellation. Accelerate your desktop's performance with cutting-edge features, such as CUDA technology to handle the most demanding system tasks -- such as photo editing -- and delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs. Adding to the incredible performance and power efficiency of the GT 640 is the new -- built from the ground up -- SMX unit, available only on Kepler. The revolutionary Kepler GPU has taken graphics to the next level and allows the GT 640 to simultaneously run up to three monitors with NVIDIA Surround technology -- expanding your viewing perspective and increasing productivity.

"Consumers can now experience Kepler architecture at an affordable price point," said Nicholas Mauro, senior marketing manager, PC components for PNY. "Whether you're using your PC for multimedia or gaming, the GT 640's ability to visually consume three monitors with HD photos, videos, or games is truly dynamic. The GT 640 positions itself at the top of PNY's line of Verto mainstream graphics cards and is a true best in class game changer."

Specifications:
  • BUS Technology: PCI Express 3.0
  • CUDA Cores: 384
  • Core Clock (MHz): 900 MHz
  • Memory Amount: 1024MB DDR3
  • Memory Interface: 128-bit
  • Memory Frequency (effective): 1782 MHz
  • Power and Thermal: 65W-Active
  • Outputs: DVI-D + VGA + HDMI
  • MSRP: $109.99
Additionally, consumers who purchase the new PNY GT 640 will receive one bonus game download from National Geographic. Users simply enter the voucher code found in-box at www.pny.com/games and choose from 10 game titles.

PNY offers a 3-Year Warranty for the GeForce GT 600 Series. Users have a standard 1-year out of box warranty, extended an additional 2-years upon completion of product registration at PNY.com within 90 days of purchase. PNY also offers free 24-hour technical support.
The PNY GT 640 will be available for purchase at select e-tailers, retailers, and PNY.com.

For more information on the complete line of products that PNY has to offer, visit www.PNY.com. Gamers can also check out compLexity Gaming -- one of the world's most prolific gaming organizations. PNY holds the distinct honor of being the "Official Sponsor" of compLexity Gaming.
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21 Comments on PNY Unleashes New Verto GeForce GT 640 Graphics Card

#1
Casecutter
Interesting this is how the reveal their new GK107? Kind-of non-dramatic! Wonder how this can stack up against the 7750?
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
110$? screw the GTX550Ti, give me this!
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Jstn7477
by: Dj-ElectriC
110$? screw the GTX550Ti, give me this!
Well, it's only got 128bit DDR3 when the GTX 550 Ti has 192bit GDDR5, which is a huge bandwidth difference (~3x). Since Kepler doesn't have hot clocks for the shaders, they are about half as powerful as Fermi class shaders, so it's probably more like a GTS 450 with half the memory bandwidth. :shadedshu
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sc
by: Casecutter
Interesting this is how the reveal their new GK107? Kind-of non-dramatic! Wonder how this can stack up against the 7750?
AFAIK GT640 is a rebranded Fermi 550 TI (GF116), not a Kepler card.
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#5
Feänor
by: sc
AFAIK GT640 is a rebranded Fermi 550 TI (GF116), not a Kepler card.
No 550 ti ever got 384 fermi cores... That is a new core, with the Kepler design.
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#6
alwayssts
by: Casecutter
Interesting this is how the reveal their new GK107? Kind-of non-dramatic! Wonder how this can stack up against the 7750?
It's kind of a part without a cause beyond legacy display adapter or someone needing current feature support. Yeehaw, something moderately faster than what will be in Trinity, and almost certainly similar (in practical use) to whatever comes next year inside CPUs.

As for speed, I would reckon it is similar to 7750 at 800mhz. I would also reckon it is slower than a 7750 at 900mhz. AMD certainly didnt change their products mid-cycle just for kicks.

Math sez something like:

512 @ 1/6 rate special function = 426.66_

426.6_/384 * 800 = 888.88_mhz

with bandwidth difference you get something around 926mhz. Whaddya know, it turbos to 950mhz.

Avg those out and it should be roughly 2% faster...you know, enough to put it ahead in W1z' bar graph. ;)
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Maban
by: Casecutter
Interesting this is how the reveal their new GK107? Kind-of non-dramatic! Wonder how this can stack up against the 7750?
http://www.expreview.com/19768.html About 18% worse on average than the 7750.
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#9
lZKoce
I have been waiting for this soo much! I was so inspired to make a MiniITX low-profile RIG, like PowerColor. SOLD!
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Casecutter
by: Maban
http://www.expreview.com/19768.html About 18% worse on average than the 7750.
But then the same price, I wonder when AIB's will bring 7750 on a half-hight. And why in that review is the GT640 have a 6-pin?

by: sc
What a mess... There are 2 GT640 versions, one Kepler based one Fermi based.
I'm hearing that 640 for Aftermarket should be all Keplers and there are 3 versions...
http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2012/2012060101_NVidia_GeForce_GT_640_GK107_to_launch_at_Computex_2012.html
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#11
Dj-ElectriC
by: Jstn7477
Well, it's only got 128bit DDR3 when the GTX 550 Ti has 192bit GDDR5, which is a huge bandwidth difference (~3x). Since Kepler doesn't have hot clocks for the shaders, they are about half as powerful as Fermi class shaders, so it's probably more like a GTS 450 with half the memory bandwidth. :shadedshu
I was just sarcastic :)
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#13
OneCool
by: btarunr
receive one bonus game download from National Geographic.
:roll:
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#14
Completely Bonkers
Odd, to combine the word "unleash" with a mid to low end card. On the plus side, now that "unleash" is associated with mid, value segment, and rebranding shenanigans, then perhaps, finally, we will stop hearing this horrible word/catchphrase.
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#15
Casecutter
by: mystikl
the GDDR5 version should match the 7750.
But that Galaxy they tested had DDR3 and includes the Dynamic clock and needs the 6-Pin. The card they are suggesting here for $110 price looks more to be a reference DDR3 product. A full "Top Shelve" looks to have 384 Cuda, and knowing the GK104 has 192per SMX, this means a GK107 has two full SMX units, but can there be higher SMX count variants on a GK107 something tells me... No.

This doesn't bode well for mid-range because a GK104 might not scale well with so many SMX disabled? A 660ti would be 6 SMX, a 660 Non-ti working with 5, and a 650 having 4, which is twice what a GK107 has (we just don't know). We aren't yet told just how many SMX the GK107 has on it, but I think it’s a full iteration with 2 SMX and if it is... this is weak.

And to the price PNY web store list it at $130
http://www3.pny.com/GT-640-1024MB-PCIe-P3191C523.aspx
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#16
theoneandonlymrk
this is a rebranded GTx560Ti

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards+-+GPUs/Graphics+Cards+-+NVIDIA/GeForce+GTX+560+Ti/MSI+Twin+FrozR+II+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+OC+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47266

the similarity to these listed specs is not coincidental ,kepler my ass.

no mention of kepler anywhere or the shader clocks is instantly a bit suss, as 384 new kepler shaders arent going to be very impressive at all imho
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#17
OneCool
by: theoneandonlymrk
this is a rebranded GTx560Ti

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards+-+GPUs/Graphics+Cards+-+NVIDIA/GeForce+GTX+560+Ti/MSI+Twin+FrozR+II+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+OC+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47266

the similarity to these listed specs is not coincidental ,kepler my ass.

no mention of kepler anywhere or the shader clocks is instantly a bit suss, as 384 new kepler shaders arent going to be very impressive at all imho
This new entry-level NVIDIA 28nm Kepler card features dedicated graphics performance from this powerful next-generation GeForce architecture.
Or are you talking about some other article?
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#18
badtaylorx
by: theoneandonlymrk
this is a rebranded GTx560Ti

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards+-+GPUs/Graphics+Cards+-+NVIDIA/GeForce+GTX+560+Ti/MSI+Twin+FrozR+II+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+OC+2048MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47266

the similarity to these listed specs is not coincidental ,kepler my ass.

no mention of kepler anywhere or the shader clocks is instantly a bit suss, as 384 new kepler shaders arent going to be very impressive at all imho
??? you think this is so based on cuda cores alone??? :confused:

this is NOT a 560 ti....my well educated guess is that the 560ti will smoke this thing!!!
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theoneandonlymrk
by: badtaylorx
??? you think this is so based on cuda cores alone???

this is NOT a 560 ti....my well educated guess is that the 560ti will smoke this thing!!!
im betting this will perform exactly the same + or - 10% ,most likely a slight increase. but 384 new shaders doesnt equate to a 640 to me in kepler terms im expecting 784 maybe 588 with high clocks, i could be wrong but they wouldnt be shy with the kepler branding would they, and their is none
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theoneandonlymrk
by: badtaylorx
toms hardware has a review up on the card and it cant even compeate with a gts 450 let alone a 560 TI......somewhere around the 6670 level
seems i was wrong, but damn i wish i was right ,cos a 560 seems so much better then this its not funny

anyone noticeing the disparity between this and their gk104, it seems to me to prove that most of the 680's awsome gameing performance comes from the quad setup, polymorph and raster outputs and that its shader arrays deffinately arent as strong fermi's was or Amd's are
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