NVIDIA introduces the GeForce 9600 GT, boasts DX10 bang for the buck feats
Yes, we all might’ve browsed through reviews of the once hinted first 9 series model to roll out of NVIDIA, and now the GeForce 9600 GT has hit the market in all its mini-GT glory. The single slot, cooler encased 8600 GTS successor is being offered at prices that could make enthusiasts itch. Heck, you might do well to head on over to the full story and find out why you might want to scratch that itch.
NVIDIA‘s proudly announced that the GeForce 9600 GT, the 9 series successor of the 8600 GTS, will be touted as the first product of the long awaited 9 series. The video graphics card boasts full DirectX 10 support with a performance gain of almost double than its earlier cousin on some games and will come as the 9 series’ first bang for the buck card.
The 9600 GT touts a tag team of 64-bit streaming shading processors clocking in at 1625 MHz and a G94-spec core clock of 650 MHz. It comes supported by a 256-bit memory interface running at 900 MHz base clock (1800 MHz) for the provided 512 MB of DDR3 memory. And if you’re planning to buy two for a change, the 9600 GT’s PCIe version 2.0 support will ensure bleeding edge SLI performance on your SLI-enabled, PCIe version 2.0 board.
NVIDIA’s announcement over press wire hints that the card will be available at a price equal to or lower than EUR 250 (US$ 370.35). Further investigation of available models in the market shows that some are already offered at prices lower than US$ 200. In the UK, overclocked editions popped up at US$ 300 per piece – inclusive of tax.
But for those still gunning for the highest end hardware to come, we’ll keep tabs on the 9800 line and Intel‘s newest X84 platform as we scout for the more bleeding edge technology news in the world of gaming. Stay tuned.