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Old October 13, 2009, 01:32 PM
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unpossible. These are 40nm parts. Brand new process.
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Old October 13, 2009, 01:55 PM
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unpossible. These are 40nm parts. Brand new process.
What he said.
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Old October 13, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Hrmm, okay.... I didn't look that closely, only assumed because of the 2x0 series name that it was the same chip. All well. Now I haven't got a clue what they are doing.
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Old October 13, 2009, 03:55 PM
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Dudes, it's the same reason there's a new frickin version of Tide on the shelf every 3 months. People like to buy "new" products. It's that simple. When you release a "new" product sales go up. Badda-bing, badda-boom.
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Anandtech review says:

There’s really no way to sugar-coat this, so we won’t: the performance of the GT 220 is abysmal. Or rather, the pricing is.

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Certainly the GT 220 has some positive points. We’re glad to see that NVIDIA has finally ditched the S/PDIF cable and gone internal to enable additional HDMI audio formats, and the ability to finally offload MPEG-4 ASP decoding to the GPU is intriguing. Similarly we’re happy to see DirectX 10.1 support arrive on an NVIDIA part, and the 7W idle power usage on this card is amazing.

But so many of these things are just catching up – AMD had a card that could do DX10.1 and additional HDMI audio formats a year ago. The only thing NVIDIA has going right now is that they’re benefitting from this being a 40nm product, thanks to the lower power usage and lower production costs.


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Wow the pricing is astonishingly insane!?! O.o
WTF Nvidia?
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Wow the pricing is astonishingly insane!?! O.o
WTF Nvidia?
well its a 40nm gpu.....

yea 40nm...

what else was there, ohh and the not important 10.1

Time for you G92 folks to upgrade to the new tech.
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Old October 14, 2009, 05:13 AM
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My question is, if they are that cheap, how well can they fold lol!

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Being a Nvidia fan(always had small issues with ATI, never ran 100% well for long), I'm happy to see for HTPC purposes they finally caught up to ATI and made it onboard for HDMI.

I'm just sad that there is now so many Nvidia cards out there with different model numbers that it's hard ot see what's good, what's not and is the best bang for the $$ for the average consumer.
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If the GT 220 had the same performance as a HD 4670, I would go for it. My HTPC is sitting idle a lot of the time, so I need a card that runs cool and uses very little power while idle. I only need a few hours a week of 1080p h.264 decoding and maybe a couple hours a month of 3D gaming performance. As it is, the GT 220 is just a bit too slow for a HTPC with casual gaming. The GT 240 might be ideal (same low power characteristics with more performance) but it is no where to be found.
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