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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO

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The GeForce 9600 GSO was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the G92 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G92 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 324 mm² and 754 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce GTS 150 OEM, which uses the same GPU but has all 128 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce 9600 GSO to reach the product's target shader count. It features 96 shading units, 48 texture mapping units and 12 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 384 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 192-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 550 MHz, memory is running at 800 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1024x768.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 84 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 9600 GSO is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 229 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: G92
Process Size: 65 nm
Transistors: 754 million
Die Size: 324 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 28th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 550 MHz
Shader Clock: 1375 MHz
Memory Clock: 800 MHz
1600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 384 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 192 bit
Bandwidth: 38.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 96
TMUs: 48
ROPs: 12
SM Count: 6
Pixel Rate: 6.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 26.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 264.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 9 inches
229 mm
TDP: 84 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 4.0

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Card Notes

Variant Memory: 768 MB
Variant Memory: 1536 MB

G92 GPU Notes

Compute Capability: CUDA 1.1

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 9600 GSO TOP 600 MHz 900 MHz
ASUS 9600 GSO Ultimate 680 MHz 900 MHz
Gainward Bliss 9600 GSO GS 600 MHz 900 MHz 768 MB, Dual-slot
XFX 9600 GSO 768 MB 580 MHz 500 MHz 768 MB, DDR2