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May 15 will bring us an eight pipe 90nm GeForce

On Monday of next week, NVIDIA will announce the new GeForce 7300GT graphics card.  This card is a 90nm G73 based GeForce 7600GS with one quad disabled and a lower core clock.  Thus the ASIC will have a 350MHz core clock with 8 total pixels per clock.  While this is very similar to the NVIDIA 7300GS, the 7300GT will still retain the 128-bit memory interface. The G72 ASIC only features 4 pixels per clock as well, so the 7300GT will surely hold the performance crown on the low end for some time.

Like other recent GeForce capable cards, the 7300GT is SLI-ready with the Detonator 90 series drivers.  The 7300GT will not need an SLI bridge in order to get the full performance of SLI.  PureVideo is also alive and well on the 7300GT.

Some online merchants in the US already had the GeForce 7300GT for sale.  MWave has a 128MB version of the card available for $63 USD.  A 256MB version of the card will also be available from most tier two NVIDIA partners.  Interestingly enough, at $63 the GeForce 7300GT is cheaper than the G72 based 7300GS and 7300LE.

Update 10/05/06: Reader ET warns us that the $63 Gigabyte GeForce 7300GT is actually a horribly mislabeled GeForce 7300GS on Mwave's behalf.  Buyer beware!

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By theOracle on 5/10/2006 9:07:49 AM , Rating: 2
sli enabled card with 8 pipelines for under $65 sounds pretty interesting to me, especially as its probably passively cooled. so, if im not mistaken, for $130 one could therefore have a pseudo-16 pipe, silently cooled graphics system - sounds good value for money to me....

RE: curious...
By jskirwin on 5/10/2006 9:41:35 AM , Rating: 2
I was wondering about that.
How would the SLI config compare to 6600s?

RE: curious...
By coldpower27 on 5/10/2006 11:17:41 AM , Rating: 2
It should win against the Geforce 6600 LE, 6600 Vanilla, but get beaten by the 6600 GT. Not sure about the 6600 DDR2.

Disabled Quad!!!!
By wingless on 5/10/2006 2:17:10 PM , Rating: 2
GUYS! I hope you realize that if it has a disabled quad then a nifty little program called RIVA TUNER can enable it. Ill buy two of these, put them in SLI and enable the quads and I should be good with a total of 24 pipelines for $130. Ive been running a 6800 AGP unlocked with 16 pipes and 6 vertex shaders for a year and a half with no issues overclocked. Nvidia stamps out some pretty good silicon so I bet these cards will be great in SLI after theyre unlocked.

This, ofcourse, is assuming Rivatuner can unlock the pipelines like in the 6600 and 6800 vanillas....(keep your fingers crossed)

RE: Disabled Quad!!!!
By ElFenix on 5/11/2006 2:33:51 AM , Rating: 2
i like how hours after it is pointed out, people still think the $63 price is accurate.

DT should remove that link from their news blurb.

RE: Disabled Quad!!!!
By wingless on 5/15/2006 7:09:05 PM , Rating: 2 has the card for $62.90, so yes, the $63 price quote was wrong....10 whole cents wrong. I dont think these boys that run this website like to throw up bullshit numbers kid..

How does it compare to other cards??
By Cunthor01 on 5/10/2006 4:18:16 AM , Rating: 2
Is this a low end card? I know the price is cheap, but will it be near the high end 6xxx nvidia series?

RE: How does it compare to other cards??
By xdrol on 5/10/2006 6:23:08 AM , Rating: 3
Think. 8 pipelines, lower clock.

RE: How does it compare to other cards??
By KorruptioN on 5/10/2006 9:00:53 AM , Rating: 2
Kinda similar to the vanilla 6600.

By phaxmohdem on 5/10/2006 6:06:18 PM , Rating: 2
yeah, looks like a 9800 pro would still fare well against it, though you can't run those in sli/crossfire :P

Not a GT
By ET on 5/10/2006 4:34:49 AM , Rating: 2
The Mwave page says "GIGABYTE GV-NX73G128D GEFORCE 7300GT". but the GV-NX73G128D is 7300GS! (See

RE: Not a GT
By rqle on 5/10/2006 9:48:56 AM , Rating: 2
Darn that sucks. Thought $63 is a great deal for 8pipe.

By Discord on 5/10/2006 2:05:47 PM , Rating: 2
350 MHz ?! That's just tarded.
I'll wait for the OC'n reviews to come out before I really rant. You should be able to get 600 MHz out of this thing with active cooling. If that's the case it may be a real wolf in sheeps clothing. Now if they make an AGP version...

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