Wednesday, January 14th 2009

NVIDIA Prepares GeForce 9600 GT Green Edition

NVIDIA is preparing to release soon a special edition of the GeForce 9600 GT card with lower power consumption. Code named GeForce 9600 GT Green Edition, it will be based on the new 55nm G94-350-B1 core and work with core voltage that is 0.1V lower than the current 55nm G94 cores. This suggests reduced power consumption, and from there the name - Green Edition. Other specs of this new card remain the same as on current 9600 GTs with 650MHz core speed and 900MHz memory clock. The Green GeForce 9600 GT will come with a new device ID 0x0624, and that's the only way to distinguish it from actual GeForce 9600 GT cards that have device ID 0x0622.Source: VR-Zone
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20 Comments on NVIDIA Prepares GeForce 9600 GT Green Edition

#1
Castiel
I wonder if you will still be able to SLI it with older 9600GT's?
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#2
Exavier
if it's just different ID and power consumption then it should all be okay, mostly BIOS settings defining what can and can't link?
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#3
Baum
maybe a good overclocker?
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#4
timta2
I'm all for being green and everything but one of the last things that I would want to be green is my video card.
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#6
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Doesn't sound very green. 0.1v isn't much and "green" is usually measured in wattage. It doesn't say how much the wattage is down from the older version.
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#7
Bundy
by: Baum
maybe a good overclocker?
Thats what I first thought too. If they have been binned for low voltage, they may also clock quite nicely with some more volts.
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#8
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: FordGT90Concept
Doesn't sound very green. 0.1v isn't much and "green" is usually measured in wattage. It doesn't say how much the wattage is down from the older version.
aka marketing hooey ...
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#9
tofu
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
aka marketing hooey ...
+1 :toast:

I've stormed up some names for it too
- 9600GT Tweaker Edition
- 9600GT Overclockers Edition
- 9600GT ULV Edition
- 9600GT TTVM (Time to Volt Mod) Edition
- 9600GT Green Power is Faster Edition
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#10
RadeonX2
add 9600GT Black Screen Edition to your list
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#11
leonard_222003
Yeah , with some volt mod this should overclock well , to hell with green :)).
I still didn't seen anyone concerned to have a green computer (romania) , nobody nobody i talked too when they bought a new computer/upgrade , the only problem concerning power was if the PSU will cope with a 4870x2 and overcloked quad core on some tuniq tower cooler , never about green.
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#12
ShadowFold
by: Baum
maybe a good overclocker?
lol first thing that came to my mind too :laugh:
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
almost every card NV makes can run @ .1v lower? how much wattage does this save?
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#14
leonard_222003
by: cdawall
almost every card NV makes can run @ .1v lower? how much wattage does this save?
They need to sell us some bullshit like DX10 and cuda and we save the world ....etc. , give us more powerrrrrr and will buy your graphic cards.
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#15
tkpenalty
Marketing ploy and something that could have been done earlier.

Nvidia should lower the Vcore and Vmem on all cards if they truely want to save the planet.

I've found in many cases for stock clockspeeds that the default voltage exceeds what is needed; on several 8800GTs with voltage controls (I.e. gigabyte), with a reduction of voltage by 0.1v not affecting stability.

Same with vMem, the memory voltages are uneccessarily high. For overclockers maybe not, unless the memory is running too hot due to the high voltage (Qimonda).

In all dropping the voltages will put less stress on the whole card itself meaning the consumer and AIB partners will have less hassle, cheaper cards with only one or two phases will benefit most as the phases failing usually is the issue with such cards (i.e. G92/G94 based).
Its as simple as asking their OEMs to modify the bioses on their production line. This is simply just another one of those normal marketing ploys and nothing significant.

(How much would 0.1v save anyway?)
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#16
OnBoard
by: Baum
maybe a good overclocker?
by: ShadowFold
lol first thing that came to my mind too :laugh:
First think I though was "oh noes, no more overclocking". Now it's all good with 9600GT where there are gazillion of bioses with more voltage available. But if they make this a trend and start bringing out new cards with less core/mem voltage, then it's not good.

Low default voltage with user adjustable volts (like x1800/x190x0 series) then it's great. More green @ idle the better, but I want my gaming and OC to be as black as possible :)
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#18
Cheeseball
The important thing is... will this Green Edition require a single 6-pin PCI-E connector like the 65nms and 55nms? If it doesn't, then it's a HD4670 killer!
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#19
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I can guarantee it does. There's no way they lowered the consumption by that much and even if they did, the PCI-E connector is an insurance policy that the card won't overload the motherboard circuitry. They wouldn't do away with it for that reason alone.
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#20
Cheeseball
If that's the case, they should've aimed for removing the PCI-E connector and ensuring that the card can run on 75 watts. That could've been their trump card to beat the HD4670.
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