NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 Launched

Zotac GeForce GT 440
Zotac GeForce GT 440

NVIDIA has officially launched the GeForce GT 440. This is the retail version of the previously released GT 440 reserved for OEMs. The OEM version has more shader cores (144SP, based on GF106) than the retail one (96SP based on GF108). GT 440 OEM and GT 440 retail are different cards.

Actually this newly released GeForce GT 440 is based on the same GPU than the GeForce GT 430, but with improved memory support.

GeForce GT 440 Overview

Here are the specifications of the GeForce GT 440:

  • GPU: GF108 @ 810MHz, 40nm
  • Shader processors: 96
  • Memory: 512MB, 1024MB or 2048MB, GDDR3 or GDDR5, 810MHz real speed, 128-bit
  • TDP: 65W
  • APIs: OpenGL 4.1, Direct3D 11, OpenCL 1.1, PhysX, CUDA
  • Price: around USD $100

ASUS GeForce GT 440, GPU-Z
ASUS GeForce GT 440, GPU-Z

Reviews and news

From TPU:

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 440 is not really a new kid on the block. It has been available for OEMs to use in their pre-assembled systems since fall last year. Last year’s GT 440 OEM is a fundamentally different design than today’s GeForce GT 440. Whereas GT 440 OEM was based on GF106 with 144 shaders, NVIDIA’s new GT 440 uses GF108 with 96 shaders – essentially the same configuration as GeForce GT 430. The major difference between GT 430 and GT 440 is that GT 440 can be equipped with fast-running, but more expensive, GDDR5 memory.

GeForce GT 440 is really not made for gaming, even though we see it manage 1024×768 at lower detail setting in older titles. If you are into 3D gaming then you should really look at GTS 450 which costs around $30 more but is 70% faster.

2 thoughts on “NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 Launched”

  1. John

    Every time a new card gets release, giving a GPU-Z snapshot of it is misleading as GPU-Z assumes the card has 16 ROPs. The same occurred when the GT 430 came out. With such wildly inaccurate specs, one would believe it is a steal to get this card at $100. Sadly enough, this card only has 4, while every other card in that segment has 8 or more, so isn’t worth the money.

  2. DrBalthar

    This is the lamest graphics card in the universe. It is poor on all 3P-metrics: performance, price, power consumption

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