NVIDIA launches budget graphics cards

NVIDIA has launched a new line of budget cards, including the GeForce GT 610, GT 620 and GT 630. Unlike NVIDIA's recent flagship graphics cards, which are based on the company's Kepler technology, the new budget cards will be based on its Fermi platform. 

According to Anandtech, the new cards are primarily a rebranding of the company's former GeForce 400 and 500 lines. The GT 630, for instance, is simply a rebranded GT 440, and the GT 610 is a rebranding of the GT 520. As with the GT 440, the GT 630 will come in two versions, a GDDR5 version and a DDR3 version. The GT 620 is the only new card which isn't a rebranding of a previous card.

The GT 630 DDR5, the fastest of the new cards, features 3.2GHz GDDR5 memory, a 128-bit memory bus width, an 810MHz core clock, 1620MHz shader clock, 96 stream processors and a power draw of 65W. The GT 610, the slowest of the cards, features 1.8GHz DDR3 memory, a 64-bit memory bus width, an 810MHz core clock, 1620MHz shader clock, 48 stream processors and a power draw of 29W. Even Intel's integrated Ivy Bridge HD4000 GPU will likely be more powerful than the GT 610, according to Anandtech.

Additional information about the cards can be seen in Anandtech's article. No information on pricing is currently available.

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