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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 9:52:49 PM , Rating: -1
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quote: . When Counterstrike was still in it's beta I would rack up over 16 hours a day during the summer. When WoW came out I was in a end game raiding guild for over 2 years, racking up over 20 hours of raiding a week not to mention the regular grind. This is not something to be proud of and brag about.


He must have not had a girlfriend at that time in his life, either that or he was very pasty white and required toilet tech chairs or TTC's (the kind you crap in so you don't have to go to the bathroom while raiding on WoW).
I went through a stage like that once. It was either kill fake dragons in games or deal with a real B**CH of a woman (a.k.a Dragon lady). I mellowed her out by slipping some magic mushroom tea to her one day, she has been sweet to me every since. So now I can stab the dragon every night!


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