NV ION PCIe card

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  1. swaaye

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    Nothing northbridge-like about the current (aka. "next generation") Ion, just branding/market segmentation. It's more or less the same as a Geforce 210/GT218.
     
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    How about doing it on PCI? ;)
     
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    Actually, that thing has been around since Cebit 2010 at least. And it's dead slow. :)
     
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    with all the renaming nv has done ive no idea what a 210 is supposed to be is it a 8400 ?
     
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    It can even be the other way around ;)
     
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    I had a 8400GS as a stop gap, could still be used to play quake 3 at 150fps and run many games indeed.

    geforce 210 with ddr3 is much better than that, though you'd better get it in PCIe 16x form in the first place. it's more akin to a 8500GT, and those low end cards have easy overclocking headroom.
    should run left4dead and doom 3 adequately.

    it's a legit card naming wise. where stuff is confusing is with the 8400GS, nvidia changed the GPU but did not change the name :lol2:
     
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    Is the 8400GS also one of the 40nm DX 10.1 derivatives? If so, then yes, I guess. I can't keep track either... They've probably used >10 different names for that chip.
     
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    Yeah, the 8400GS is available with 8 or 16 CC GT218.
     
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    Did I just see someone above sing the praises of a 16 SP NV GPU? ;)
     
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    Hey, I had one of those(Well, still have it. In my sister's PC now). It's surprisingly fast. I ran Far Cry 1 at 16xQ CSAA with AFx16 on and had over 75 FPS at all times. For old games it's very good.

    Edit: 1024x768, as that was the best resolution on the monitor I had at the time.
     
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    It would be fascinating to see one of those GPUs compared to the old heavyweights like 6800, X800, FX 5900 and 9800XT. Obviously the FX 5900 would be particularly embarrassed. :D
     
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    neliz i thought the 8400 GS was based on the G86 core, subsequently replaced by G98(if it was ever produced?). I dont remember NV ever selling the 8400 GS with GT218. From what i remember, the 8400 GS was phased out and replaced by the GT218 chip in the G105 and subsequently renamed G210
     
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    Hmmm well you may be right but the box in the link says DirectX 10. Shouldnt it be 10.1 if it has GT 218?
     
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    Check the specs tab and the big disclaimer.

    Trust me, right now you can go out and buy a DX10.1 8400GS.
     
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    Yep saw those, was just checking, im sure you know better than me :smile:
     
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    Sometimes, My name might just as well be Manuel though.
     
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    Anything newer than the 9800XT will bitchslap an 8500 GT, but it will be better than stuff like the 6600GT I think.

    7600 GT, though? No way.
     
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