Nvidia to unveil GeForce 9600 tomorrow?

By on February 20, 2008, 9:10 AM
Nvidia’s first mid-range graphic card in the GeForce 9 series, the 9600 GT, is all set for its debut tomorrow, February 21, moving to a 65nm process and promising a performance boost of over 40% compared to the 8600 GTS, according to this DigiTimes report.

The 9600 GT’s core will reportedly be clocked at 650MHz and connect to 512MB of GDDR 3 memory running at 900MHz. The new GPU also sees an increase in processing units and memory bus width to 64 units and 256-bits, over the 8600 series’ 32 processing units and 128-bit memory bus.

With 9600 cards expected to hit the market at retail prices in the range of $169 - $189, they’ll be up against AMD’s current mid-range offering, the Radeon HD 3850, at between $169 and $229. However, early benchmark results show the 9600 GT delivering performance much on par with AMD’s higher-end product, the 3870, which is priced around $189 - $250.

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tc17 said:
I believe those early benchmarks were done by the Chinese, and it was a biased test to favor Nvidia because they compared it against a 256mb 3850. It is a known fact that the 3870 BEATS the 8800gt in some games for benchmarks. So if those benchmarks were true, then that means its just as fast as the 8800gt also.
tc17 said:
Nevermind my previous post, I see someone did different benchmarks that what I was talking about. However those benchmarks show it just as fast as the 8800gt, so why not say it like it is? Instead of trashing ATI.The test done that is linked to in this news post, they are using a large AA for most of the games, which isn't fair because the ATI cards handle AA differently than the Nvidia cards, and the game needs to be written to support it for ATI.[Edited by tc17 on 2008-02-20 10:50:12]
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