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Appeared on: Monday, October 18, 2010
Nvidia Introduces New Geforce Cards For OEMs, First Release 260 WHQL-Certified Driver

Nvidia today released the first WHQL-certified Release 260 drivers and also the GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430 and the GeForce GT 420 graphics cards for prebuilt (OEM) systems.

The new version 260.89 WHQL-certified drivers can be downloaded here. and are available for both desktop and notebook GPUs.

Release 260 adds support for Nvidia's latest GeForce GTS 450 and GeForce GT 430 desktop GPUs and for many of its new GeForce 400M notebook GPUs. Release 260 drivers provide a nice performance boost for GeForce 400 Series GPUs and add support for Blu-ray 3D and lossless surround sound. They also add support for OpenGL 4.1 and come with a brand new driver installer.

Nvidia also today released the GeForce GT 440, GT 430 and the GT 420 graphics cards for OEM systems.

Launched amid little fanfare, the new DX11 GPUs are OEM-only affairs adn are expected to appear in mid-range systems.

The GeForce GT 430 features a basic core frequency of 700MHz and 44 CUDA cores clocked at 1,400MHz. The card can has 2GB memory clocked at an effective 800 MHz or 900MHz. The memory is hooked up to a 128-bit bus.



The card maintains a maximum TDP of 60W, and that in turn facilitates a slim cooler that occupies a single slot. DVI, VGA and HDMI outputs are all available as standard.

The GeForce GT 420 has 48 CUDA cores clocked at 1400 MHz, a GPU frequency of 700MHz, 2 GB DDR3 clocked at 900Mhz, and an 128-bit memory interface. The single-slot card has a maximum TDP of 50W.



Last but not least, the GeForce GT 440 has 144 CUDA cores clocked at 1189MHz, a GPU frequency of 594MHz and it is available to system integrators in two models, configured with either 1.5GB or 3GB of DDR3 memory clocked at an effective 1,600MHz or 1,800MHz, respectively. The memory is hooked up to a 192-bit bus.



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