Tuesday, February 19th 2008

Midrange GeForce 9 Cards Could Arrive on February 21

According to several graphics manufacturers, the first midrange cards from NVIDIA's GeForce 9 series will start finding themselves on market shelves on February 21st. Please take this with a grain of salt, as the old saying goes, because NVIDIA refused to comment on this, citing that they cannot comment on unreleased products. Keep in mind, also, that only a few makers will be pushing out GeForce 9 cards on the 21st. The early birds will price their cards around US$169-189 MSRP, pushing the cards they are replacing (8600GTS) down to US$139-149 MSRP. For those of you who would like an introduction to the 9600 series...
The 9600 GT adopts a 65nm process and is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The GPU sees an increase in processing units, 64, and memory bus width, 256-bit, over previous 8600 GTS cards, 32 and 128-bit. The GPU's performance should see an increase of over 40% compared to the 8600 GTS. The new GPU also introduces Dual-Streaming Decode technology which allows two high-definition image decoding processes to be performed at the same time and provides picture in picture (PIP) functionality.
Source: Digitimes
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4 Comments on Midrange GeForce 9 Cards Could Arrive on February 21

#1
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
9600gt's are in stock at my local best buys. they've been in since last wednesday.
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#2
ShadowFold
They broke the street date tho, they werent suppost too lol
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
lol i has a 9600
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Fhgwghads
Yeah, I'm a double agent(drives around in a bug and does I.T. work for businesses) over at Geek Squad, gave a bunch of shit to our managers when I saw a B.F.G. 9600 GT staring me in the face on the way to the bathroom. Last thing they need is to get sued again :(
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