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GeForce 9600GT Gets a Die-shrink, the Name Lives on

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  1. btarunr

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    Following the die shrink from the 65nm silicon fabrication process to the newer 55nm that brings down thermal envelope and allows higher GPU parameters for the GeForce 9800 GTX to 9800 GTX+, NVIDIA apparently provided the G94 core a die shrink, the product based on this core will continue to maintain the GeForce 9600 GT brand name. The mark on a 65nm die is G94-300-A1 and 55nm die is G94-300-B1. It keeps 650MHz/1625MHz/900MHz (core/shader/mem) parameters and more overclocking headroom can be left to customers and vendor partners.

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    Fixed.
     
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    Nice, I thought they weren't going to bother with that though?
    Was there going to be any price point differences?
     
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    my guess is its easier for TSMC to switch everything to 55nm instead of running Nvidia on 65/55nm and it frees up there 65nm process for other stuff. And at the same time saves nvidia money. Good idea actully
     
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    no 9600GT+?
     
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    you could always do that yourself, although it is not going to increase the performance of the card.
     
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    I think NVIDIA is hitting their "emergency button", as my theory might be right that they will do anything to get their customers back after getting their ass kicked by ATI value-wise. So far, they're failing lol.
     
  9. Mussels

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    as said this is simply the same card, possibly going to be cheaper. It will run cooler and use less power.

    From the looks of things it will still be SLI compatible with the original card as well, the main difference being temps and OC ability.
     
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    Yes, however I don't really think the 55nm card can SLI with the 65nm version. SLI is kind of like the Skulltrail Platform, you need to put two identical quads into the two slots of the motherboard. I hear that the reason why SLI is still like this because its not stable enough due to the G*0 core's complexity. On the other hand, CrossfireX has more simple cards in the process, which is why the slightly slower relative of an ATI card can link together, as long as they have the same or very similar core.
     
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    well these are the same core, G94. ones simply smaller. theres no mention of modification of clock speeds, shaders etc.
     

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