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EVGA First to Introduce New GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB Video Cards

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    EVGA has become the first graphics manufacturer to introduce two new video card under the GeForce 9600 GSO brand. The e-GeForce 9600GSO 384MB (384-P3-N966-TR) and e-GeForce 9600GSO Superclocked 384MB (384-P3-N967-TR) both feature NVIDIA's 65nm G92 GPU with 96 stream processors, second gen PureVideo HD, 100% DirectX 10 and PCI Express 2.0 support. The regular version comes clocked at 550MHz/1375MHz/1600MHz core/shader/memory clock speeds while the Superclocked model works at 650MHz/1620MHz/1900MHz. EVGA also includes the Step-up Program, EVGA 24/7 Tech Support, EVGA Forums, EVGA Gaming Servers, EVGA Advanced RMA (EAR) and the upcoming EVGA Precision Graphics Tuning Tool exclusive for these cards.

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    more cards from nvidia. meh.
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    i personally like the EVGA precision graphics tuning tool that comes along with these cards... might be good or bad.. i dunno ?! lol

    and not bad core, memory and shader speeds !!
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    So these are exact 8800GS cards rebranded, clock speeds and all. I wonder if a BIOS flash is all that is needed to turn an 8800GS into a 9600GSO. I hope so, as I would like to turn my 8800GS into a 9600GSO so I can buy another 9600GSO for SLI.

    My 8800GS(the same card as the 9600GSO) overclocks pretty well too. I can't remember the exact numbers(it's the girlfriend's machine), but I know the core is up over 700MHz, the shaders are over 1700MHz, and the memory is at 2000MHz.

    Edit: I'm hoping the keep the prices the same, or even lower. Considering I paid $109 for my 8800GS Superclocked off Newegg after-rebate. $109 is damn good for a card that scores over 11,000 in 3Dmark06.

    Edit2: The clock speeds of my 8800GS are actually 725/1782/2000(Core/Shader/Memory)
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    i like the graphic on the fan shroud.

    i have a xfx 8800gs and its a dam good card for the price.
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    Im not sure what the point of this card is, its like a 75% of a 9600GT, wich is very low in price for what you get, I just cant see why you would want this card over the 9600 or a 8800GT.

    I guess runing 2 in SLI for around $200.00 would be nice for a low end system.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Because for the price($109) it is a damn fine card. Possible the best price/performance ratio available. And that ratio isn't on an extreme low end card that can hardly actually run anything, it is on a card that packs a lot of power.
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    i really like the new designs (stickers) that evga are puttin out they look lot better than any of the other brands imo.
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    8800GS has the best price to performance ratio, yes this is a rebranded 8800GS however this time around nVidia is letting Vendors put what they want on the card which means we will probably see multiple Memory brands and 768MB European variants in the United States and Canada furthermore at 1440x resolution the 8800GS is a proven winner probably due to the Stream Processors.

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    Great design for the card. But its 65 nm so I think I should stay away from it.
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    This just confuses things even more, IMO. They should have increased marketing for the 8800GS, instead of changing its name, since it's completely different to the 9600GT. More stream processors, yet lower memory bandwidth just confuses things.
    I can't wait until they get back to a proper naming scheme, that doesn't annoy the crap out of me.
    As I keep saying, they should have changed the name from Geforce, to something else, since the 8-series was a huge shift, and advance over the 7-series. Would have allowed them to start new driver versions, and a better number system, so as to avoid the 10-series naming. Can you imagine if they were to keep the letters, but continue making variations upon the same design for the 10-series? Imagine owning an EVGA Nvidia Geforce 10950 GTX Ultra GDDR5 Black Pearl. That's likely what will happen.
    I think if they continue with the Geforce brand, they could tick to a standard letters system. No letters is the vanilla chip, GT is faster, GTS (if they need it) is high-end slightly slower, and GTX is the fastest of that version, and if necesarry for extra-special editions, Ultra for uber-fast. Obviously, the GX2 naming scheme for any dual-GPU cards.


    lol, I nearly always end up having a mini-rant about Nvidia's naming scheme.
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    GT200 is going to have a 512-bit Memory Bus, 120 TMU, 240 Shaders and 32 ROP who cares what they call it as long as I own one :laugh: supposed to be another 9600GS coming out too.

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    Why GSO? Why not GS? Thats gonna confuse people.. GSO must be better than GT right :rolleyes: Oh well another Nvidia re-branded card
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    Generally, no GSO doesn't mean better than GT. In fact I can't remember when GSO was ever used in the video card industry. Though generally GS is worse than GT, if you add a letter to the end of GS it make it better than the GS but still not as good as the GT. So if there was a 9600GS, the 9600GSO would be better than it, but not as good as the 9600GT.

    As for your other comment about nVidia. What other card would you be refuring to exactly? This is the first card nVidia has re-branded that I can remember.
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    This is gonna kick the 8800 GS's ASS! You heard it here first, folks.
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    Nvidia's strategy lately seems to be OMG LETS RERELEASE THE SAME THING WITH MINOR IMPROVEMENTS LOL KTHX

    That's what happens with lack of competition. =\
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