Nvidia Announces GeForce 7200 GS

Nvidia has announced the GeForce 7200 GS, a card that delivers Vista Premium Ready graphics performance for a mere $50. NVIDIA touts full support for DirectX 9.0, shader model 3.0 and high dynamic-range with the entry-level card. The G72 graphics core, clocked at 450 MHz, is essentially a crippled GeForce 7300-series core: half the pipelines. This brings the total pixel pipelines to two, each with one texture unit. PureVideo video processing is also supported; however, NVIDIA is unclear if the GeForce 7200 GS supports PureVideo HD for high-definition video decoding acceleration.

Add-in board manufacturers are free to equip GeForce 7200 GS graphics cards with 128MB or 256MB of DDR2 memory attached to the GPU via a 64-bit memory interface. NVIDIA recommends 800 MHz for GeForce 7200 GS graphics cards. GeForce 7200 GS based graphics cards will be available to OEMs, system builders and retail. NVIDIA add-in board partners with GeForce 7200 GS products include Albatron, ASUS, Biostar, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Galazy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY Technology, SPARKLE, XFX, Zogis and Zotac.

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There's already a Geforce 7100 GS Which says it's vista ready as well, we sell it at PC World for £30

I think the point of the card was to give people with integrated graphs all the bells and whistles of Vista. It is not aimed at gaming. Vista does not require DX10 to work and DX10 games will require much more than a $50 card to run.

Seriously, this isn't suited for today's games out there. For users who wish to have a graphics card to experience Windows Aero on Vista or Beryl on Linux, they may consider this for the price

Not everyone plays all the newest games though. Also, not everyone needs games running at the highest resolution possible or have 4X AA or anything else like that turned on. If my 6200 can run newer games fine then this one would and would also have better performance.

kiran_aryan said,
Seriously, this isn't suited for today's games out there. For users who wish to have a graphics card to experience Windows Aero on Vista or Beryl on Linux, they may consider this for the price :p

Hate to break it to you but these cards arent actually meant for games.