by Anton Shilov
06/29/2009 | 11:50 PM
Even though Nvidia Corp. has formally announced its new mobile discrete graphics lineup, the company yet has to reveal when it plans to update its desktop graphics family. According to unofficial report, the company only plans to release its desktop DirectX 10.1-supporting chips in October.
The new graphics cards will be called Nvidia GeForce G210 and GeForce GT 220 and will be aimed at the entry-level market segments. The GeForce G210 (GT218 chip) graphics processing unit will have only 24 stream processors and will target $30 - $35 price-range. The GeForce GT220 (GT215 chip) graphics cards will sport 48 stream processors and will be priced between $55 and $60.
Both code-named GT215 and GT218 graphics chips will be produced using 40nm process technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The novelties will boast with support of DirectX 10.1 application programming interface.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.