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Geforce 7100 GS is plain old NV44 with a new driver

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Looks like its going to be a budget card.

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WE SPOKE with a few Nvidia partners and managed to figure out that the recently-announced Geforce 7100 GS is not based on any G7x marchitecture.
Some chaps that took off a cooler and read the chip mark confirmed that the card only has an old NV44 chip inside.

So basically Nvidia re-branded its product, updated the drivers and went out to tell the world+dog that they had produced a new low-end card.
Rest here : http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=34721
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So a 6200 with a new name? nVidia must be getting lazy.
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So a 6200 with a new name? nVidia must be getting lazy.
it would seem so, still im not sure why they would bother to do this lol

should really be a slower 7300GS for the really low budget end of the market
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So a 6200 with a new name? nVidia must be getting lazy.
Bringing everything into line under the 7 series banner.
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More part numbers = more products on wholesaler and retailers shelf = more profits.
    
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and people will think that a 7100 is faster than a 6800...
 
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and people will think that a 7100 is faster than a 6800...
Probably
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I thought the 7100 would be the new onboard graphics (eg. 6100).

But no, it's just nVidia bringing out more useless paperweights lol.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by The Duke
More part numbers = more products on wholesaler and retailers shelf = more profits.
Thats how it is unfortunately..I would rather they provide NEW quality products than just rename older ones technically.
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yay good thing i did not buy a gpu today i probably would of goten it lol
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