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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card Coming in February

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    The graphics leader NVIDIA is planning a new graphics card series, the Geforce 9. The first product to be unveiled in the series is GeForce 9600 GT (aka D9P). According to Expressview, the card is built using 65nm processing technology and features 500MHz core clock and 2000MHz memory clock speeds. The GeForce 9600 GT will use P545 PCB design (not 8800GT’s P393 PCB design), and the memory will be 256bit 512MB. No word on DX10.1 support. This information is not confirmed by NVIDIA or any other trustworthy sources.

    Source: PCLaunches
     
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    That's one powerhouse of a midrange card!
     
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    So it's G92 with half of it's SPs locked. I suppose there's a hole in the market that this can fill.
     
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    Bad xmas?? Didnt get what you wanted?? You seem bitter?
     
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    i am a bit disappointed of the mem bandwitch
    if it is 320 or better yet 512... then we're talking
    but who know :)
     
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    So this one's tailor-made to take on that niche of the market the Radeon HD3850 created. Not bad! I've seen serious lots of people opting for the HD3850 this Christmas and I'm sure NVidia learnt something out of it...that there are people who are willing pay $70 lesser than the price of 8800GT 512M.
     
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    Yeah. Actually, this card would be perfect for me, beyond wanting to benchmark. It would certainly fill casual gaming needs, and a significantly better option than the 8800gts.
     
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    Yeah, Nvidia was burned because the supply could not keep up with demand on that video card... so the price went up higher then it is suppose to be. Then ATI released the 3850 and was able to keep up with the demand, so the price on those never went up. ATI's timing on this one was actually very good. :)

    This 9600 card looks VERY promising though!!!
     
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    Yeah if this is sub £100 and on par with the 512mb 3850 it'll be worth a look. Still trying to decide what I should get next. Don't tend to spend more than £100 on a gfx card if I can avoid it.
     
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    It doesnt really look too much impressive. The 3850 and 3870 were cards that came in at the right time. Now ATI can concentrate on a high end card as well.
     
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    i thought they would release something worth getting. when the hell is the 9800gtx coming out?
     
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    Anticipation......one of the finest marketing tools. Make people wait for the 9800 GTX and stay tight-lipped about things and they'll die to buy one when it comes out.:laugh:
     
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    sounds good if it is true next gen and not just a rehash of current tech

    needs a bigger bus like 512mb but if it is powerfull cheap i might get it been waiting for a decent mid range card for ages coz i use a x800gto :(
     
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    You know it's a real shame they have to copy the 9600 naming scheme from ATI if this turns out to be true :rolleyes:.
    Will later releases be called 9800 or x800 :rolleyes:

    I have a gut feeling about how it will perform but time will tell, HA!
     
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    Wait so what improvment does this card have exactly over Nvidias previous cards???:confused:
     
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    its a next generation 8600gt.. positively mid range.. its the 600 thats important not the 9..

    odd thow if its true.. if it goes well it will knock the existing higher up 8000 cards.. if it dosnt go well it has to be very cheap..

    strange things in the grafix card world..

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    Blind guess....DX 10.1 and 256bit memory interface.
     
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    yes.. the 10.1 probably explains things..

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    If DX 10.1 was in there, they would have said so, stocks would go up and investors would be happy.
     
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    Well the very USP of the GeForce 9 series is DX 10.1 support....apart from dozens of other innovations. I'm not confirming DX 10.1 but that's the best bet. This card is here to take on the HD3850, it'll not leave any feature that the HD3850 has......256-bit memory bus width, DX 10.1
     
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    lets be blunt if DX10.1 isn't included then we are probably looking at another G92 or some G92 hybrid but time will tell.
     
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    god it better not be a bloody 128bit mem interface!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    :banghead: 128bit is garbage
     
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    This looks like a step in the right direction in terms of memory bandwidth, I don't know why some of you are saying "what about 512-bit bus?" because that's just retarded, tthe 2900XT didn't need the whole bandwidth, to the point that the 3850/3870 both use 256-bit bus comfortably.
    512-bit might be necesarry on the higher end 9800s, but that's about it for now. 128-bit should be just fine and dandy for lower end parts though, and 256 is enough for mid-range imo.
    The actual cost of higher memory bandwidth is likely much lower now, and with Samsung slashing its GDDR pricing, it should get cheaper to include more and more memory too. No doubt that should have had an effect on the memory bandwidth.
     
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    the more comments i read i think this is just a rehash of sort with some updates shame they actually dont have a true next gen card i think its forcing us to buy a decent high end card now when in the good old days it was feasible to buy a really good performing mid range graphics card

    i HATE remakes of cards its like cheating the owners of the original and then they also include a cheaper price tag on the updated stuff its ridiculous the next gen cards are supposed to be better then the old stuff it used to be the mid range would be better than the old high end but now it is the old high end stuff!
     
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    The 512bit bus of the 2900 comes in handy on higher resolutions, where it still beats the 3870.
     

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