Saturday, February 14th 2009

Palit GeForce 9600 GT Green Edition Does Away With Auxiliary Power Input

Where invention pauses, innovation takes over. This seems to be the case with NVIDIA's initiative to release "Green Edition" products of some of its popular GPUs, which brandishes energy-efficiency. NVIDIA's move to release revisions of the G92 and G94 GPUs built on the newer 55 nm process, coupled with clock-speed and core voltage reductions, seems to have made it possible for manufacturers to redesign the cards in a way that they end up being not only energy efficient, but also cheaper to produce.

Palit seems to be one of the first to be out with a 9600 GT Green Edition accelerator that lacks a 6-pin PCI-Express power input. The card has reached retail channels in Japan, pictured by AKIBA. The card uses a core clock speed of 600 MHz, with its 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 900 (1800 DDR) MHz. The card uses Palit's regular radial GPU cooler design. It draws all its power from the PCI-Express slot. It lacks an SLI connector. Output options include DVI, D-Sub and HDMI. It is priced at ¥ 7980 (around US $86.7).

Source: AKIBA PC Hotline
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25 Comments on Palit GeForce 9600 GT Green Edition Does Away With Auxiliary Power Input

#2
newtekie1
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Kind of sucks that it doesn't have a SLi connector.
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#3
Kursah
That is very cool imo, for budget gamers that don't need hi-res, fully cranked graphics, this is the way to go. It would be a very good option for many budget applications, though I wonder how well it will overclock if at all. My Palit 9600GT Sonic was a damn fine card, but is of course a completely different animal in comparison to this.

One thing I really like is the size of the PCB, reminds me of my old ATI 9600 Pro. It would be nice to see more cards take use this size of PCB as technology improves, I don't mind anymore that my GTX260 is a monster, but it would be effing amazing if they could harness the GTX's power on a PCB the size of that 9600GT Green. I know that's a far cry from reality, but even harnessing the 9600GT's power, albiet I'm sure much more limited, is still pretty good to see.

:toast:
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#4
LittleLizard
at least, a good videocard my crappy psu can handle
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#5
ShogoXT
Yea ive been recommending people the 4670 for people who have crappy brand comps with crappy PSUs. I like being a ATI fanboi, but when I recommend stuff to people if this is outright better, il recommend it.
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#6
u2konline
Looks alright, but why called it green edition, when its not green?
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#7
Kursah
by: u2konline
Looks alright, but why called it green edition, when its not green?
Green as in less power consumption as an original 9600GT, or a slightly modified one like my Palit 9600GT require the 6-pin PCI-e power connector due to the fact that it can't just run off of the PCI-e slot power like this card can...
NVIDIA's initiative to release "Green Edition" products of some of its popular GPUs, which brandishes energy-efficiency
Palit seems to be one of the first to be out with a 9600 GT Green Edition accelerator that lacks a 6-pin PCI-Express power input.
:toast:
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#8
Baum
is a sli connector still required? it's not internally throught pci-e ? ouch thought that was something from the first hour's like ati external dongle
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#9
Selene
To me this screams PhysX card.
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#10
newtekie1
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by: Baum
is a sli connector still required? it's not internally throught pci-e ? ouch thought that was something from the first hour's like ati external dongle
It isn't required, it just helps to have one, just like ATi's Crossfire connectors.

Edit: You know, I don't know if it is actually required to do SLi. The higher end crossfire cards require a Crossfire connector, and I believe the same it true on nVidia's side.
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#11
morpha
by: Selene
To me this screams PhysX card.
agreed. Anyone need a physics card?

my 8600gt 256mb GDDR3 runs most games well enough at 1680*1050, I might not be able to put on AA for some of them but it suits me fine in a matx LAN rig.

Dont underestimate the power of this card. It would happily run the most popular games of today (Mirrors Edge, L4D, COD5WaW).
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#12
spearman914
by: newtekie1
Kind of sucks that it doesn't have a SLi connector.
SLI 9600GT's???? LOL
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#13
newtekie1
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by: spearman914
SLI 9600GT's???? LOL
The 9600GT's scale amazingly well in SLi, they are some of the best cards to SLi.
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#14
DaedalusHelios
by: newtekie1
The 9600GT's scale amazingly well in SLi, they are some of the best cards to SLi.
I agree. I have used it before and it had results on par with the 9800GX2 which ain't bad. :toast:
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#15
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by: DaedalusHelios
I agree. I have used it before and it had results on par with the 9800GX2 which ain't bad. :toast:
I must try this soon. I want a SLI mobo and another 9600!
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#16
Hayder_Master
by: newtekie1
Kind of sucks that it doesn't have a SLi connector.
agree , with this price first thing i think with this price is 3 way sli
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#17
hat
Maximum Overclocker
I bet it doesn't work properly in non-PCI-E 2.0 slots. PCI-E 2.0 slots deliever more power than PCI-E 1.0/1.1 slots, so I guess that when running this in a PCI-E 1.0/1.1 slot, it doesn't deliver enough power and fails.
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#18
btarunr
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by: hat
I bet it doesn't work properly in non-PCI-E 2.0 slots. PCI-E 2.0 slots deliever more power than PCI-E 1.0/1.1 slots, so I guess that when running this in a PCI-E 1.0/1.1 slot, it doesn't deliver enough power and fails.
75W is enough. There definitely are more PCI-E 1.0/1.1 motherboards than PCI-E 2.0 motherboards, and I'm sure it was designed keeping the majority in mind.
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#19
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: btarunr
75W is enough. There definitely are more PCI-E 1.0/1.1 motherboards than PCI-E 2.0 motherboards, and I'm sure it was designed keeping the majority in mind.
For a 9600GT? Well, if so, then that would be cutting it pretty darn close; as for myself, I wouldn't trust running this card in a non-PCI-E 2.0 board.
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#20
btarunr
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by: hat
For a 9600GT? Well, if so, then that would be cutting it pretty darn close; as for myself, I wouldn't trust running this card in a non-PCI-E 2.0 board.
It's a 55nm G94. It will operate well within that 75W limit.
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#21
Laurijan
No Ocing beast but nice for older computers without powerconnectors for GFXes
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#22
morpha
i have a 8600gt 256mb ddr3 which despite having half the shaders and ram has similar clock speed to this card and it uses only about 45w
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#23
DonInKansas
Excellent HTPC card. This will make the 8600GT pretty much useless. Not bad for old school folding rigs as well.
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#24
PCpraiser100
I like this card now, good for LAN gamers who don't wanna use high wattage PSUs for their LANbox PCs.
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#25
iStink
reminds me of the first gen X800XL's.
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