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Originally Posted by Justinmarcot View Post
Nvidia is wasting their time on these low quality vid cards
OEMs and n00bs eat 'em up tho. To us they're 100% worthless, but to the uninformed they're probably great sellers.
post #222 of 231
There isn't really any need for three threads on the GeForce 310 so I've merged them all together.

As I've already said on the subject; The GeForce 210 and GeForce 310 have exactly the same specs and DX10.1 capabilities making the "new" 310 nothing more than a rebrand.
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Originally Posted by t4ct1c47 View Post
There isn't really any need for three threads on the GeForce 310 so I've merged them all together.

As I've already said on the subject; The GeForce 210 and GeForce 310 have exactly the same specs and DX10.1 capabilities making the "new" 310 nothing more than a rebrand.
IIRC there were 2 threads from same/similar sources, and another sourced from a separate article. they were however all on the same basic topic, so I see the logic in merging them.
post #224 of 231
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Maybe they just want their whole line-up to match so people who don't know any better can make a somewhat accurate comparison.

For example, if you knew nothing video cards, which line-up is easier to compare for performance in the following two examples (these are just examples, not a real-world match to nVidias products)

Example #1) 8500gt, 9600gs, gtx 250
Example #2) geforce 310, geforce 330, gtx 350

If I'm an average joe, I'm going to look at example #2 and be able to more easily extrapolate which card is the higher end card.

Based on that, I understand why nVidia is renaming cards like this. However, it would be nice if they made it clear the other names each card was rebranded from, so customers with the older names knew what their card compared to so they didn't get tricked into "upgrading". People here on OCN have a hard time understanding that we're the minority, and the average computer user doesn't know anything about the hardware that makes up a computer.
The problem is they're trying and succeeding in doing that for the GT200 series, but now they just decided to rebrand the one card for the 300 series.
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post #225 of 231
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Nvidia is wasting their time on these low quality vid cards
Ummm, a big chunk of the market is low-end and mainstream. Enthusiast cards only account for 1%.
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Shhh.

HD2400's did not become HD3400's
And HD2600's did not become HD3600's
Nor did the HD3200 turn into the HD4200
If you say such blaspheme the Internets will rage.
The HD2000 series -> HD3000 series wasn't a rebrand though.
They have newer DirectX capabilities, die shrinks, and different transistor counts (for whatever reason)
The GT310 however, is quite literally in every shape and form, a rebrand.

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Nvidia is wasting their time on these low quality vid cards
Low end does not always equate to low quality.
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The HD2000 series -> HD3000 series wasn't a rebrand though.
They have newer DirectX capabilities, die shrinks, and different transistor counts (for whatever reason)
The GT310 however, is quite literally in every shape and form, a rebrand.
They reworked HD2000 into HD3000

HD2600 Pro was the RV630, HD3650 was the RV635.

They added into DX10.1, did a die shrink, they infact had less transistors (378 million transistors RV635 vs 390million transistors RV630.)
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The HD2000 series -> HD3000 series wasn't a rebrand though.
They have newer DirectX capabilities, die shrinks, and different transistor counts (for whatever reason)
You're forgetting the UVD addition.
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You're forgetting the UVD addition.
The HD2000 series (With the exception of the 2900's) had full UVD

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ATI Avivo™ HD Video and Display Platform
  • Dedicated unified video decoder (UVD) for H.264/AVC and VC-1 video formats
    • High definition (HD) playback of both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats
http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...gpu-specs.aspx

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...gpu-specs.aspx
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post #230 of 231
why why why why why why
i posted in page 12 i think that this thread is already finished. my word this is .... yeah no comment im just going to leave this thread and the boat load of redundancy it has created.... ie wasting space on OCN hard drives.


EDIT: wow just read Slowends post above me... and learnt sumthing............. i have proved myself wrong crap..... still think it should die but thats cuz im hungover
Edited by WiR3D-kNiGhT - 11/29/09 at 10:48am
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