VVIKOO GeForce 9600 GT Turbo

VVIKOO GeForce 9600 GT Turbo

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Introduction



A few weeks ago NVIDIA launched their first card in the GeForce 9 Series. The card is based on the G94 core which is basically a cut-in-half version of the G92 from several 8800 GT models. Mainly the number of shaders has been halfed resulting in a configuration with 64 shaders instead of 128 like in G92. This change results in a drastic reduction in the number of transistors (yes the shaders are not just disabled) which allows NVIDIA to use a smaller silicon footprint resulting in a cost reduction.

The VVIKOO 9600 GT we have on our testbench today is based on the original GeForce 9600 GT design but has several changes to the PCB design, operating frequencies, display output configuration and thermal solution.

As one of the first 9600 GT models the card features not only two DVI outputs but also an HDMI output and the brand new DisplayPort. Another change is that you can feed in audio via optical SPDIF Toslink. Other 9600 GTs only allow the electric version. The clock frequencies have been bumped to 700 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory, both in the middle spectrum of the factory-overclock ranges available.

For reference please also consider reading our other 9600 GT reviews:
Zotac GeForce 9600 GT Amp! Edition
Biostar 9600 GT.

Radeon
HD 2600 XT
GeForce
8600 GTS
Radeon
HD 3850
Radeon
HD 3870
GeForce
9600 GT
VVIKOO
9600 GT Turbo
GeForce
8800 GTS
GeForce
8800 GT
GeForce
8800 GTS
Radeon
HD 2900 XT
GeForce
8800 GTX
GeForce
8800 Ultra
Shader units 12032320320646496112128320128128
ROPs4 x2 81616161620161616 x2 2424
GPURV630G84RV670RV670G94G94G80G92G92R600G80G80
Transistors390M 289M666M 666M505M505M 681M 754M754M700M 681M 681M
Memory Size256 MB256 MB 256 MB 512 MB 512 MB512 MB 320 MB
640 MB
512 MB 512 MB 512 MB768 MB768 MB
Memory Bus Width 128 bit 128 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 320 bit 256 bit 256 bit 512 bit 384 bit 384 bit
Core Clock800 MHz 675 MHz 670 MHz 777 MHz 650 MHz 700 MHz 500 MHz 600 MHz 650 MHz 742 MHz 575 MHz 612 MHz
Memory Clock1100 MHz 1000 MHz 828 MHz 1126 MHz 900 MHz 1000 MHz 800 MHz 900 MHz 970 MHz 825 MHz 900 MHz 1080 MHz
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