NVIDIA Quietly Launches Low-End GeForce GT 710 Graphics Card

No doubt most of you are eagerly awaiting the next NVIDIA graphics card release, and today we have one. Well, sort of. NVIDIA has quietly launched the low-end GT 710, which is aimed at the low-cost sector of the market.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 710, Low-Profile Discrete GPU

The GeForce GT 710 is aimed at the low-end market, which does not require high-performance for things such a games. The new GPU is definitely not based on NVIDIA’s next-generation Pascal architecture, in fact, it doesn’t even feature the company’s current-generation Maxwell architecture. Instead, it based on the older Kepler, specifically the GK208, which is a revised version of the GK108 graphics core and features 192 CUDA cores in total meaning only 1 SMX is found on the graphics chip. The GPU core is clocked at 954 MHz. It is paired with up to 2 GB of DDR3 memory which features a clock speed of 1.8 Gbps and runs along a 64-bit bus interface,  giving it a total bandwidth of 14.4 GB/s. It also features a 19W TDP.  Display outputs include HDMI, Dual Link DVI-D and VGA ports. The card will be available in several form factors that range from single-slot, low-profile and dual-slot models. MSRP if between $30-$40 USD.

All of that may not sound that impressive, but NVIDIA has claimed that the GeForce GT 710 can outperform 80% of integrated GPUs on the market, which seems to be a counter to Intel’s recent boast of its Iris Pro graphics, which are featured in its latest Skylake processor family.

This post was last modified on January 26, 2016 11:04 am

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