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Nvidia launches GeForce GT 710, says its 10x better than an IGP

by Mark Tyson on 26 January 2016, 16:31


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Nvidia has launched the GeForce GT 710 graphics card. This modest card, costing just £29.99 (RRP), still represents a big step up in capabilities compared to most integrated graphics solutions - up to 10x faster, for example, according to Nvidia. It also represents a hefty step up in capabilities compared to the previous generation card, with a 70 per cent performance increase and offering multi monitor support for up to three HD displays.

As you would expect from the model number, the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 uses the firm's older Kepler architecture. It features 192 CUDA cores, with a GPU base clock of 954MHz. That compares very favourably against the previous gen  GT 610's 48 CUDA cores in a GPU running at a base clock of 810MHz. A standard configuration GT 710 comes equipped with 2GB of DDR3 memory on board (1GB option) with a 64-bit memory interface, offering memory bandwidth of 14.4GB/s.

Nvidia's budget GT 710 offers more than just better speed compared to most integrated solutions, several key Nvidia technologies are supported such as PureVideo, PhysX, FXAA, and others. Of those probably only the PureVideo technology will be useful on such a low end card, its used to handle GPU powered video decoding, leaving your CPU for other tasks.

Other benefits with the GeForce GT 710 graphics card include; DirectX 12 support (feature level 11), support for resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels (or as high as 3840x2160 at 30Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24Hz), DVI-D, HDMI and VGA connectors, and support for up to three simultaneous displays.

The reference design GT 710 is a dual-width card thanks to its lumpen passive cooler, and is just under 6 inches long and 2.7 inches high. Power consumption is a modest 19W.

EVGA quick off the mark

As the subheadline says, EVGA was quick off the mark to launch its GT 710 lineup. (Actually we heard about this new graphics card from EVGA before Nvidia.) The well regarded Nvidia AiB partner has launched six variants of the GT710 offering various permutations of 1GB and 2GB of memory, single and dual slot, passive and active cooling and low profile options.

EVGA GeForce GT 710 lineup

2GB Memory:

  • 02G-P3-2717-KR = EVGA GeForce GT 710 2GB (Single Slot, Dual DVI)
  • 02G-P3-2713-KR = EVGA GeForce GT 710 2GB (Single Slot, Low Profile)
  • 02G-P3-2712-KR = EVGA GeForce GT 710 2GB (Dual Slot, Low Profile, Passive)

1GB Memory:

  • 01G-P3-2716-KR = EVGA GeForce GT 710 1GB (Single Slot, Dual DVI)
  • 01G-P3-2711-KR = EVGA GeForce GT 710 1GB (Single Slot, Low Profile)
  • 01G-P3-2710-KR = EVGA GeForce GT 710 1GB (Dual Slot, Low Profile, Passive)

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Wonder how this compares to AMD's current and nextgen APUs
They probably compared it to Intel IGP and we all know what “up to” actually means. Bet they are trying to get rid of their junk, before the next generation is released in a few months.
I would like to see how this performs against Intels current top end GPU on the 5770c chip.

And then again against the Itis pro 580 when it finally sees the light of day :)
Good for old gen users like me. Atleast it will run some games which are unplayable in Intel HD 4400
Hm, Nvidia's marketing want to make themselves a laughing stock? Or did they compare it to the IGP of 10 years ago?
There is a bit slower than HD4600 (Haswell) according to Passmark:
Intel Iris Pro 6200 = 1,564
Intel Iris 540 = 1,483
Radeon R7 A10-7850K = 1,008
Intel HD 4600 = 711
GeForce GT 710 = 679
Intel HD 4400 = 546

I know, GPU Passmark is a poor benchmark but then nobody really reviews this end of the market. The obvious candidate would be notebookcheck.net because they seem to review almost every laptop out there, but Nvidia like to keep consumers on their toes and Geforce 710M is a totally different beast based on GF117 (Ferni), while this looks more like ONE of the 720M variants.