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GIGABYTE Intros Two Entry-Level Graphics Cards

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    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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    $90 for a GT440? WTF?! Does it come with a hooker?
     
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    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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    when were gfx card stop being made like this, those were the good ole dayzzzz
     
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    this one looks nice and the hsf like intel stock hsf
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    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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    Seriously... Drop another $20 and get a 7750 which is way better.
     
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    But come on, isn't that 6450 cute? Luv the small fansink!
     
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    That small sink reminds me of Radeon 9000 days...
     
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    The should be sued for making pollution to the environment with making such crap. :laugh:
     
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    where is the AGP edition?
     
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    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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    I hear that! C'mon!
     
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    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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    Pricing is all wrong!
     
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    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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    only 52$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I should have bought 3 of them instead of buying 160$ 7770
     
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    *slowly picks up jaw and navigates far, far away from page*
     
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    6770 sell for 90! who the hell's gonna buy this for the same price? Epic fail.
     

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