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GT420 released!

Finally, NVIDIA decided to fill up the low-end segment of graphic cards with Fermi based solution, namely GT420.

Finally, NVIDIA decided to fill up the low-end segment of graphic cards with Fermi based solution, namely GT 420. It was first spotted in the list of recently released mobile Geforce 400M GPU series. Moreover, there were not a single official announcement made even after its discovery. Nevertheless, lets take a look at the card itself:

GT 420 top view

Based on a 40nm GPU, possibly the GF108, the card has a small low profile PCB with a small single slotted fan/heatsink cooler.

GT 420 outputs

The back of the card includes DVI, HDMI and D-Sub outputs which is enough for usual use.
In terms of performance, lets check its specifications while compared to what GTX460 offers:

GT 420GTX 460
GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores48336
Graphics Clock (MHz)700675
Processor Clock (MHz)14001350
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)5.637.8
Memory specs:
Memory clock (MHz)9001800
SDRAM type2048 MB GDDR3768 MB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width128-bit192-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)28.886.4
Feature Support:
NVIDIA SLI®-readyno2-way
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technologyyes
NVIDIA PhysX™-readyyes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technologyyes
Microsoft DirectX11
OpenGL4.0
Bus SupportPCIe 2.0 x16
NVIDIA 3D Vision Readyyes
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Readyyes
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution2560×1600
Maximum VGA Resolution2048×1536
Standard Display ConnectorsDVI-I, HDMI, VGA2x Dual Link DVI, Mini HDMI
Multi Monitoryes
HDCPyes
HDMIyes
Audio Input for HDMIInternal
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height2.7 inches (69 mm)4.376 inches (111 mm)
Length5.7 inches (145 mm)8.25 inches (210 mm)
Widthsingle-slotDual-slot
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)105
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)50160
Minimum Recommended System Power (W)450
Supplementary Power ConnectorsNoneTwo 6-pin

The new Geforce GT 420 card is not available in retail. Now it is sold as OEM card and most likelywill be put inside pre-configured systems like Dell or HP or others do. No MSRP is not yet revealed.

More info on this product here.

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