Tuesday, March 10th 2009

NVIDIA OEM GeForce G 100 Series Cards Launched

NVIDIA today stealthy placed on its website the rebranded cards that are going to take over the old GeForce 9 series in the OEM market. Announced without big PR, and not available for individual purchase, the OEM GeForce GTS 150, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120 and GeForce G 100 series are the well known GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9500 GT and GeForce 9400 GS under new names. All cards are DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 compatible, and use PCI-Express x16 interfaces. The GeForce GTS 150 has a 256-bit memory interface, 1 GB of GDDR3 memory and 738 MHz/1836 MHz/1000 MHz core/shader/memory clock speeds. The "new" GeForce 9600 GSO has a 192-bit memory interface, 768 MB of RAM and 500 MHz/1250 MHz/ 500 MHz core/shader/memory clocks. Тhe 9500 GT resembling GeForce GT 120 sports 128-bit memory interface, up to 512 MB DDR2 config, and 500 MHz/1400 MHz/500 MHz core/shader/memory clock speeds. Finally the GeForce G 100 look-alike features 64-bit memory interface, 512 MB DDR2 memory and 567 MHz/1400 MHz/500 MHz core/shader/memory clock speeds.

Source: NVIDIA
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39 Comments on NVIDIA OEM GeForce G 100 Series Cards Launched

#1
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
I wonder how many people will "upgrade" from a 9500 to a 120 or something. It's all so misleading.
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#2
Rexter
by: DanTheBanjoman
I wonder how many people will "upgrade" from a 9500 to a 120 or something. It's all so misleading.
the 100 series will be available to OEM manufacturors only. But yeah its still quite misleading, i dont like at all this "rebranding" strategy.
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#3
hat
Maximum Overclocker
didn't they already use the 9800gtx+ as the gts250? :banghead:
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#4
Rexter
by: hat
didn't they already use the 9800gtx+ as the gts250? :banghead:
Sort of, the 250 is a slightly enhanced version, and manufacturors are free to modify as they see fit. So the 150 is a bog-standard 9800gtx+

But yes... very silly...
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#5
CheetoLover
by: Rexter
the 100 series will be available to OEM manufacturors only. But yeah its still quite misleading, i dont like at all this "rebranding" strategy.
how long have you been doing this stuff?

i would bet you that you see these cards online for sale OEM then within a short time some companys start selling them "retail" as happened with the tnt vanta and tnt2 m64 cards(both where orignal to be OEM only cards)
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#6
Rexter
by: CheetoLover
how long have you been doing this stuff?

i would bet you that you see these cards online for sale OEM then within a short time some companys start selling them "retail" as happened with the tnt vanta and tnt2 m64 cards(both where orignal to be OEM only cards)
How long have i been doing what? :roll:

Yeah i guess you are right, though that thought did cross my mind, its only a matter of time before someone sells the cards as "the brand new geforce series!"
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#7
CheetoLover
computers hehe

and this happens horribly with all the crap cards, the radeon VE was orignaly ment to be OEM only(horrible cards!!)

gonna lulz at the MORONS that "upgrade" to a "new card" and then get the same or worse perf and cry online about it :P
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hat
Maximum Overclocker
it's not about being a moron, it's about being a victim of nvidia's rebranding strategy
not everyone is a computer nerd like you and me
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#9
CheetoLover
well to me somebody who dosnt do any research, and just assumes "newer is better" or "higher number is better" is a moron.

like my buddy who "upgraded" his 8800gt to a 9600gt because 9600 is higher then 8800 ofcorse ROFL
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#10
Rexter
by: CheetoLover
well to me somebody who dosnt do any research, and just assumes "newer is better" or "higher number is better" is a moron.

like my buddy who "upgraded" his 8800gt to a 9600gt because 9600 is higher then 8800 ofcorse ROFL
Well, then the most of the world must consist of morons?
99% of the people who buy this know jack-shit about the techical details. Because thats just how they are, and they just dont really want to give a damn. Thats not in their interest. This is what Nvidia is taking advantage of, instead of actually innovating.
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
yeah well I can see that, but I can also see somebody being pissed cause they upgraded from a 8800gt or 9800gt to gts240 and it's the same thing.
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#12
Rexter
by: hat
yeah well I can see that, but I can also see somebody being pissed cause they upgraded from a 8800gt or 9800gt to gts240 and it's the same thing.
Of course they will be pissed, but i think almost half of them THINK its faster.
Regardless nvidia (and subvendors) get their money.
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hat
Maximum Overclocker
yep, placebo effect and marketing leads to the illusion of higher performance
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#14
Rexter
by: hat
yep, placebo effect and marketing leads to the illusion of higher performance
EXACTLY!

Nvidia -> :nutkick: <- consumers
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#15
CheetoLover
by: Rexter
Well, then the most of the world must consist of morons?
99% of the people who buy this know jack-shit about the techical details. Because thats just how they are, and they just dont really want to give a damn. Thats not in their interest. This is what Nvidia is taking advantage of, instead of actually innovating.
um,yeah most of the world is made of morons, what i refer to as AOL users.

people who cant be bothered to learn anything about the computer they use/buy, they just want it to work and treat it like a magic box.

they should all get mac's then they could blame apple when it breaks :D
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#16
hat
Maximum Overclocker
well it's just a hobby. some people collect stamps. I don't give a s*** about collecting stamps unless I intend to use them to mail my letters... that's how most people feel about computers
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#17
Black Hades
All this rebranding makes my head hurt.
Was fun bashing Nvidia for rebranding the 8800GT.. twice.. now I just dont care anymore about them or their marketing.
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#18
KainXS
I AM CONFUSED

The 8800GS which was renamed the 9600GSO which was replaced by the 256bit is now being replaced by the 192bit original

WTF, its got to be a error

why would they have even bothered doing the crappy 256bit version of the GSO then, to get some quick money.

its like a circle of doom T.T

and ANOTHER 9800GTX+, I mean, I have seen some stupid stuff, but heavens sake, I guess this is so vendors can slap some new stickers on and say, lets sell this.
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#19
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
This is getting plain ridiculous. This type of thing should be illegal.
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#20
MightyG80
How many times will nvidia recycle the G92 core? ... Im guessing that when G300 core appears we will still have a G92-based card hidden somewhere for the ultra-cheap market :p
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#21
KainXS
this is what I'm starting to see this as after thinking about it,

Nvidia is coming out to ATI and saying, we got nothing, we can't compete with you on the low end.

and Nvidia cannot compete with ATI with any of their cards under the 9600GSO now, they just can't,

and whoever said that the GTS250 was different than the 9800GTX+ lied, cause they're on newegg now, and the nearly every single one of them is the same as their 9800GTX+ equivalents PCB and all, a few even cost more than their 9800GTX compainions and the prices on the 1GB+ version all suck.

Nvidia better shape up soon or ATI is gonna run all over em just like Nvidia did to ATI a while back.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106793024&name=GeForce%20GTS%20200%20Series
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#22
mdm-adph
Love the new names -- just with there were new cards to go along with it. :shadedshu
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#23
DarkMatter
by: KainXS
and whoever said that the GTS250 was different than the 9800GTX+ lied, cause they're on newegg now, and the nearly every single one of them is the same as their 9800GTX+ equivalents PCB and all, a few even cost more than their 9800GTX compainions and the prices on the 1GB+ version all suck.

Nvidia better shape up soon or ATI is gonna run all over em just like Nvidia did to ATI a while back.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106793024&name=GeForce%20GTS%20200%20Series
In your link others than EVGA's are hard to tell, but EVGA ones are the new ones, have the new PCB, etc... If you look at them closely you'll see they are shorter, hence new.

Prices are ok too IMO, $159 for a slightly overclocked 1GB card seems about right to me. $10 cheaper than the average HD4850 1 GB, while at the same time is faster.
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#24
PCpraiser100
I can't believe they spent so much of their time just for this. ATI is so going to win if the next thing they do is rebrand the 9800GX2.
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#25
KainXS
by: DarkMatter
In your link others than EVGA's are hard to tell, but EVGA ones are the new ones, have the new PCB, etc... If you look at them closely you'll see they are shorter, hence new.

Prices are ok too IMO, $159 for a slightly overclocked 1GB card seems about right to me. $10 cheaper than the average HD4850 1 GB, while at the same time is faster.
evga's 9800GTX+ and GTS250's are both based on the new short PCB, hence, same, so are BFG's and a few other manufacturers
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