NVIDIA Details GeForce 9600 GT
January 3, 2008 11:51 AM
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NVIDIA's D9M makes its first appearance on corporate roadmaps
NVIDIA's newest mid-range processor,
, 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:
Other details of the D9M family have already surfaced.
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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1/4/2008 12:07:09 AM
Well... they are HIGH end, just as the $300 8800GT ended up being a HIGH-END part since its comparable to the 8800GTX.. and there isn't anything that is much faster... other than the $700 Ultra which isn't worth it.
Looking at another major site with a graph, the HD3870 slides in right under the 8800GT. So the TOP 5 cards are:
1 - 8800Ultra ($700~800 - avg $700)
2 - 8800GTX ($470~600 - avg $500)
3 - 8800GTS-512 ($330~$380) [not same as original gts 640/320)
4 - 8800GT ($265~320 - avg $300)
5 - HD 3870 ($240~280 - avg $250)
The performance delta of the 3870~8800Ultra is not that much.
The 9600 doesn't sound so hot... they put it at DOUBLE the 8600? Hmm... the 8800GT/3870 are already more than twice as fast as the 8600GTS!!. Now if the 9600 sells for under $125 then it maybe worthwhile. note: the $180 3850 is almost twice as fast as the 8600GTS..
Oh well... who knows...
1/4/2008 11:33:34 AM
Believe me 2 x Ultras in SLI is SOOOOOOOOO worth it! Drives my 30 inch HP with no trouble at all in high res all except for Crysis. I will be grabbing the next gen 9800 ultras for sure end of this year!
1/6/2008 9:16:10 AM
Any purchase can be rationalized as "worth it" if you have the funding and the "need", but for the majority of us who have neither, it is a bad decision.
1/6/2008 9:43:33 AM
Now that may be a single card set up, however AMD's current strategy is to eliminate the ultra high end (gtx/ultra, etc).
AMD's high end is cross-fire 3870's. Why do you think the 38*0's are so damn good at scaling multiple graphics cards AND they have extremely low power requirements?
It just makes sense that AMD will begin to endorse lots of multiple card setups (quad x-fire?).
I personally think it's a novel idea, but right now I will stick with a single card setup (that's why I was eying an 8800gt).
I would setup a more relevant list due to the manufacturer's wishes.
1. SLI 8800 Ultra
2. SLI 8800 GTX
3. SLI 8800 GTS (512mb) / 8800 Ultra
4. SLI 8800 GT / CF 3870
5. 8800 GTX
6. 8800 GTS (512 mb) / CF 3850
7. 8800 GT
That doesn't count quad CF or 3-way SLI. That is mostly made of my conjunctures, your previous list, and my previous reading on the net (COUGH*ANANDTECH*). I'm likely wrong somewhere, but it gives you can idea.
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