Tuesday, October 21st 2008

NVIDIA Announces New Motherboard GPUs, Pack Big Punch in a Small Package

NVIDIA’s engineering team was given a challenge: deliver a desktop GPU which integrates full system I/O and discrete-level performance in one-half the size of previous integrated graphics solutions. The result: a 16-core CUDA-capable graphics architecture that enables mainstream PC users to play the latest top-selling PC games and enjoy silky-smooth, high-definition Blu-ray video playback—all without breaking the bank.

NVIDIA Introduces the GeForce 9400 and 9300 motherboard GPUs for desktop PCs on the Intel platform.

“These new mGPUs give NVIDIA a big advantage over other integrated graphics chips,” said Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research. “By doing so much parallel processing on a single chip, they can accelerate the new visual computing applications people are getting, and at a reasonable price. The GeForce 9400 and 9300 mGPUs set a new standard for what users should expect from today’s more mainstream desktop systems.”

“We’ve combined the power of three different chips into one highly compact and efficient GPU,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business unit at NVIDIA. “In doing so, we’ve redefined the level of performance people can expect from a motherboard solution to enrich visual computing experiences for mainstream systems. You can now have the performance of a discrete GPU in a small form factor PC.”

GPUs have long been essential platforms for rendering real-time images to computer screens, but software developers and system manufacturers have only recently begun using their parallel processing power to deliver a new level of performance for a variety of visual computing applications, including Adobe Creative Suite 4 and BadaBoom. Badaboom is a video transcoding application to speed up application performance and free up the PC for doing other tasks in parallel.

The new NVIDIA GeForce 9-Series motherboard GPUs feature:
  • 16-cores for processing DirectX 10 games and CUDA-accelerated applications
  • High-quality video playback with NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, which offloads 100% of all video processing from the CPU to the GPU
  • Support for advanced audio and video connectivity, including uncompressed LPCM 7.1 audio, dual-link DVI, and HDMI
  • Support for NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology, which boosts performance up to 70% above the motherboard GPU
  • Single-chip design with much smaller footprint than competing chipsets makes it ideal for small form factor and ultra-slim media center PCs
Motherboards featuring GeForce 9-Series motherboard GPUs are shipping this month from industry-leading motherboard partners including: ASUS, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte, J&W, MSI, Onda, Zotac, and XFX.Source: NVIDIA
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11 Comments on NVIDIA Announces New Motherboard GPUs, Pack Big Punch in a Small Package

#1
TheGuruStud
"play latest PC games", bwahahahahahha

I didn't know 800x600 on low counted.

I love these kind of boards for joe blow PCs, but cmon, marketing as being able to play games is like being a criminal defense lawyer. You're lying your ass off.
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#2
btarunr
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Notice they also mentioned "top-selling". Should do good for WoW.
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#3
TheGuruStud
by: btarunr
Notice they also mentioned "top-selling". Should do good for WoW.
Yeah, I guess crysis just barely misses that :roll:
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#4
Mussels
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they mention cuda - that probably means these ones are physx capable.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: TheGuruStud
Yeah, I guess crysis just barely misses that :roll:
On the contrary, Crytek itself cried admitted its sales were lukewarm.
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#6
TheGuruStud
by: btarunr
On the contrary, Crytek itself cried admitted its sales were lukewarm.
Everyone knew their system couldn't play it with good image quality, plus the last 40% of the game was horrible. If it would've been good till the end, I bet sales would've been a fair share more.
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#7
eidairaman1
eh, nothing special, they claim this to be a good board etc, well the other boards that have IGP already along with SLI and Crossfire Support were designed for that purpose.
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#8
Hayder_Master
9300 and 9400 =8300 and 8400 no real performance increase
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#9
Nelson2011
by: hayder.master
9300 and 9400 =8300 and 8400 no real performance increase
The 9400 has the power of a 8500gt
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#10
suraswami
by: btarunr
NVIDIA’s engineering team was given a challenge: deliver a desktop GPU which integrates full system I/O and discrete-level performance in one-half the size of previous integrated graphics solutions. The result: a 16-core CUDA-capable graphics architecture that enables mainstream PC users to play the latest top-selling PC games and enjoy silky-smooth, high-definition Blu-ray video playback—all without breaking the bank.

NVIDIA Introduces the GeForce 9400 and 9300 motherboard GPUs for desktop PCs on the Intel platform.

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“These new mGPUs give NVIDIA a big advantage over other integrated graphics chips,” said Dr. Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research. “By doing so much parallel processing on a single chip, they can accelerate the new visual computing applications people are getting, and at a reasonable price. The GeForce 9400 and 9300 mGPUs set a new standard for what users should expect from today’s more mainstream desktop systems.”

“We’ve combined the power of three different chips into one highly compact and efficient GPU,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business unit at NVIDIA. “In doing so, we’ve redefined the level of performance people can expect from a motherboard solution to enrich visual computing experiences for mainstream systems. You can now have the performance of a discrete GPU in a small form factor PC.”

GPUs have long been essential platforms for rendering real-time images to computer screens, but software developers and system manufacturers have only recently begun using their parallel processing power to deliver a new level of performance for a variety of visual computing applications, including Adobe Creative Suite 4 and BadaBoom. Badaboom is a video transcoding application to speed up application performance and free up the PC for doing other tasks in parallel.

The new NVIDIA GeForce 9-Series motherboard GPUs feature:
  • 16-cores for processing DirectX 10 games and CUDA-accelerated applications
  • High-quality video playback with NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, which offloads 100% of all video processing from the CPU to the GPU
  • Support for advanced audio and video connectivity, including uncompressed LPCM 7.1 audio, dual-link DVI, and HDMI
  • Support for NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology, which boosts performance up to 70% above the motherboard GPU
  • Single-chip design with much smaller footprint than competing chipsets makes it ideal for small form factor and ultra-slim media center PCs
Motherboards featuring GeForce 9-Series motherboard GPUs are shipping this month from industry-leading motherboard partners including: ASUS, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte, J&W, MSI, Onda, Zotac, and XFX.

Source: NVIDIA
Don't care about gaming, the way I see is HTPC with Blue-ray playback capability and damn LPCM 7.1 ch for DD-TrueHD and DTS-HD. If they have an optical output that is capable of passing thru 7.1 ch sound when decoding DD-HD and DTS-DD I am for it. This is the difficulty I am facing now and am forced to dump my media pc and buy a stand alone Blue-ray player. Don't want to invest in another HDMI AV receiver.
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#11
lemonadesoda
That looks like a full-spec mATX board. That's rare. Nice product. Perfect for HTPC, smaller form factor, office machines, even file/media servers (use CUDA to convert your DVDs to DivX).

Why are peeps complaining about performance of integrated gpu. We all know it will never perform at the same level as a discrete solution. BUt the board HAS got PCIe x16, so you can have a nice fat GPU, and still have onboard HDMI and CUDA.
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