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NVIDIA's D9M makes its first appearance on corporate roadmaps

NVIDIA's newest mid-range processor, codenamed D9M, will make its official debut as the GeForce 9600 GT.

Corporate guidance from NVIDIA lists the initial GeForce 9600 GT shipments come stock with a 650 MHz core clock and a 1625 MHz unified shader clock.  Unlike the G84 core found on GeForce 8600 GT, D9M will feature a 256-bit memory bus interface.  Coupled with a 900 MHz memory clock, NVIDIA calculates the memory bandwidth at 57.6 GB/s. 

The texture fill rate is estimated at 20.8 billion pixels per second.  The company would not indicate how many shaders or stream processors reside on the D9M core. 

Late last year, NVIDIA confirmed the D9 family will use TSMC's 65nm process node.  The company introduced its first 65nm processor shrink in November 2007: the G92

Other details of the D9M family have already surfaced.  ChileHardware published slides yesterday claiming the GeForce 9600 requires a 400W power supply that requires 26A on the 12V rail.  Unlike previous mid-range GeForce cards, the D9M will require a 6-pin supplementary power connector.

NVIDIA publicly confirmed other details of D9M: DirectX 10.1 support, Shader Model 4.0, OpenGL 2.1 and PCIe 2.0 support just to name a few. 

Further documentation from NVIDIA claims the 9600 GT will also support the Quantum Effects physics processing engine. 

Like all NVIDIA processors, the GeForce 9600 is also HDCP compatible, though final support still depends on vendor implementation. 

NVIDIA declined to comment on expected price of GeForce 9600.   A representative for NVIDIA would comment that the performance increase between GeForce 9600 and GeForce 8600 is "almost double."

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Street Date?
By Cygni on 1/3/2008 12:45:40 PM , Rating: 2
Does anyone have any info on the street date (and/or price range info) of the D9x series? Are we looking at a mid/late 08 product?

RE: Street Date?
By retrospooty on 1/3/2008 12:48:02 PM , Rating: 2
Most sources are saying February, but its not confirmed by NV yet. Price will likely be in the $150 range since 8800GT is faster and supposed to be as low as $200

RE: Street Date?
By AmbroseAthan on 1/3/2008 1:14:54 PM , Rating: 2
I thought the D9E was slated for sometime in February/March, while the D9M would be a month or two following D9E.

RE: Street Date?
By HaZaRd2K6 on 1/3/2008 1:24:00 PM , Rating: 2
That would make sense considering Nvidia and AMD both usually release their high-end products before their mid-range and low-end products. I'd like to see some performance benchmarks first, though (and not 3DMark!).

RE: Street Date?
By kamel5547 on 1/3/2008 12:52:25 PM , Rating: 1
Site below says Marchish production date, I would expect a release date of April/May based on that. Seems fairly plausible.

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