Nvidia launches a new low-end GeForce 7 card
Three weeks following the introduction
of its GeForce 8600, 8500, 8400, and 8300 graphics cards, Nvidia has decided to revisit the GeForce 7 series
. The firm has launched a new low-end GeForce 7200 GS graphics card, which it touts as a "new, faster, entry-level GPU." This new graphics card is poised as a cheap upgrade for users who use integrated graphics and want to run the Aero user interface in Windows Vista. Nvidia claims that the GeForce 7200 GS is up to 50% faster than even the latest and greatest integrated graphics processors out there, so it can probably handle a wee bit of light gaming, as well.
According to Nvidia's spec sheet, the GeForce 7200 GS has half the fill rate and higher memory bandwidth than the GeForce 7300 LE. Nvidia says the GeForce 7200 GS is available immediately at "aggressive prices under $50" in pre-built PCs and from online retailers. Board partners making GeForce 7200 GS cards include Albatron, Asustek, Biostar, ECS, eVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Leadtek, MSI, PNY, XFX, and Zogis.