Nvidia Announces Entry-Level GT 720 Graphics Card

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Memnarchon

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"a 1 GB DDR3 variant with memory running at 1.8 GHz, and a 2 GB GDDR5 variant with memory running at 5.0 GHz."
Oo Its usually the opposite... (2GB for cheap DDR3 and 1GB for the expensive GDDR5)
 

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I wonder how well that will fare compared to the A10-78xx and Broadwell IGPs. Definitely not expecting much from the DDR3 variant - particularly now that you can get DDR3-2133 for almost the same price as DDR3-1600 to give the IGP a boost.
 

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Looks like it.

Even high-end GPUs do not give PCIe x16 much of a workout so x8 for ultra-low-end GPUs should be perfectly fine and it shaves a few pennies off the manufacturing cost.
 
"The card will come with two memory configurations: a 1 GB DDR3 variant with memory running at 1.8 GHz, and a 2 GB GDDR5 variant with memory running at 5.0 GHz."

That is different usually you see 2GB DDR3 and 1GB of DDR5 on these low-end cards.

 

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The GK107 die or the "GT 640" has 384 CUDA cores. The GT 720 has 192 or half. From this I can speculate that the GT 720 is literally just half of a GT 640, and should theoretically perform similarly to a GT 440 DDR3, while consuming much less power and generating much less heat. If Nvidia were to release a GT 710 it would likely have 96 CUDA cores and be 1/4 of the full GK107 die, or in other words, 1/4 of a GT 640/GT 730, which are the same card.
 

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Enough with the 700 series already. We're long overdue for the 800 series. Quite frankly, it would not be surprising to see a 790 dual-GPU launch before the 880. *sigh*
its look like to me that nvidia want to deplete lower GK chip (GK107, GK208)
before another lower GM chip phase in GTX 800 series...(hopefully no more rebranded GK Chip)

 

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Well as much they want people to move to the FM2+ which supports PCIe 3.0, there are again people that are "on a Budget" just to get a computer system going, the fact is that I know there will be people giving me minus votes for this because I am not paying more than $1300 for a better system, the fact is, this economy is not doing things any better and such, I figure the reality has to hit us one way or another when it comes to Video Card choices from either staying "Economically Friendly" or wanting "Realistic 3D"...
 
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