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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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RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By roadrun777 on 1/3/2008 3:15:06 PM , Rating: -1
You sound like some pissed off senior citizen who cant afford to upgrade and wants to play Crysis on your 6600. You make zero sense.

I have a CGA monitor and a 486DX (yes that DX! not SX! HA!), and yes grand son, I stole your honey and she said I still had it! WOO! This senior citizen doesn't need viagra to impress your girl!
And all the marketing fan boys rear their heads like little prairie dogs as one chirps to the rest of the pack.
If I even owned a 6600 I would still be offended at the fact that it was even called a gaming card, when clearly it was just a desktop card that was guaranteed to disappoint you in every way (which should have been on the box somewhere).
I, like all the other people who not being paid by graphics card companies, or making money from their reviews or advertising, am fed up with marketing hype and mediocre performance of 800$ video card solutions. It's a joke, no really, it's a joke. The whole industry makes me laugh.
I will go play mech warrior in full CGA glory now, and afterward I will go show your honey whats up!
No go away sonny boy, grandpas swinging it.

RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By Holly on 1/3/2008 4:30:55 PM , Rating: 2
And Jan Werich said:
"The worst crash in the life is the crash with an idiot."

RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By roadrun777 on 1/3/08, Rating: -1
RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By lambofgode3x on 1/3/2008 4:34:58 PM , Rating: 2
you are an absolute idiot. just reading the crap that you write makes me want to kill myself. how can someone be so damn have a balls slow, old ass computer and you expect to play recent games at native resolutions?? only if your resolutions is literally 3 by 2. other than that, its not going to happen. i have a 2900 pro video card and even though it flies though games, it does have trouble in some games. here's a hint for you, you lame brain jackass. HARDWARE CANNOT KEEP UP WITH SOFTWARE. there is no modern gpu that can run crysis at the moment. it happens every time. so now i have an idea for you. since you obviously have the mentality of a retarded 2 year old, why don't you call your internet service provider, tell them to cancel your account, then drive over to newark, nj, get out of your car, and start screaming the n word repeatedly. you moron

RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By roadrun777 on 1/3/08, Rating: -1
RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By Volrath06660 on 1/3/08, Rating: 0
RE: Wha T Evarrrr
By roadrun777 on 1/4/08, Rating: -1
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