It was the last year’s news; NVIDIA was making a latest G2K08 core to power their upcoming graphics card. Many rumors were in the air regarding the new card that whether they would influence the high end or low end lineup of next generation cards and it seems the G2K08 was just a low end chip with high end compute capabilities of the GK110 core that would closed down to the new GT 640 and GT 630 graphics cards.
The GT 640 GDDR5 model comes in a package which holds GK208-400 core that equips 384 cuda cores, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. Core clock is processed at 1046 MHz whereas the 2 GB GDDR5 memory operates at the frequency of 5000MHz over a 64-bit memory interface. The card is compatible with PCI-e 2.0×8 link and consumes a power of just 49W.
In contrast, the GT 630 DDR3 Zone edition has the GK208-301 core featuring 384 cores, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The clock frequencies are limited to 902 MHz which is quite lower for a memory running along 64 bit memory interface. This card supports PCI-e 2.0×8 link and extracts a power of 25W.
There is not much to talk about these cards as they are targeting low budget PCs for programming with the new Computer capabilities. NVIDIA has no plans to bring any new graphic card till the end of this year not even the rest of GeForce 700 series discrete graphics lineup. However, GeForce GTX 760, recently released, costs $249 has expectations making its place in market because of its performance and pricing.
Source: 4Gamer | News Archive