40nm desktop GeForces appear on Nvidia website

— 10:48 AM on July 8, 2009

Yesterday, the Taiwanese rumor mill suggested that two desktop GeForce graphics cards with 40nm GPUs would launch in September. That was incorrect, apparently: information pages that correspond exactly to the rumored GPUs have already appeared on Nvidia's website.

The company provides specifications and images for the GeForce GT 220 and GeForce G210. Both cards look like budget offerings with much more spartan specs than AMD's Radeon HD 4770. Both also carry an "(OEM Product)" label, a likely sign they won't show up outside of pre-built PCs from big manufacturers. Still, here's how the specs break down:

  SPs Core clock Shader clock Memory Mem. clock Mem. interface
GeForce GT 220 48 615MHz 1335MHz 1GB GDDR3 790MHz 128-bit
GeForce G210 16 589MHz 1402MHz 512MB DDR2 500MHz 64-bit

Other features include support for DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.0, and CUDA. The reference GT 220 design includes VGA, HDMI, and DVI ports, while the reference G210 trades the HDMI port for a DisplayPort output. Oh, and both cards have half-height circuit boards, as you'll see in the gallery below. (Thanks to TR reader SH SOTN for the links.)

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