This week NVIDIA launched several new products, one of them the GeForce 9500 GT. This card is the current lowest end GeForce 9 SKU. Powering the 9500 GT, the NVIDIA G96 graphics processor is introduced with these cards. It features 314 million transistors on a 65 nm process. In a future revision a 55 nm process will be used. Given that this is a low end card, the specs are not that impressive. The 9500 GT is designed to easily beat the ATI 3650 series in performance and also offer a better performance/$ ratio.
NVIDIA suggests three main GeForce 9500 GT configurations, but partners are free to adjust them as they receive demand from the market: 512 MB GDDR3, 256 MB GDDR3, 512 MB DDR2.
Galaxy has engineered their own PCB design and uses a custom dual-slot cooler with heatpipes. The clocks frequencies have also received a healthy bump.
9500 GT OC
|Memory Size||256 MB||256 MB/|
|512 MB||256 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB||512 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit|
|Core Clock||800 MHz||550 MHz||800 MHz||670 MHz||777 MHz||650 MHz||600 MHz||600 MHz||625 MHz||675 MHz|
|Memory Clock||900 MHz||800 MHz||900 MHz||828 MHz||1126 MHz||900 MHz||900 MHz||900 MHz||993 MHz||1100 MHz|