Last month the primary within the new NVIDEA 9000 collection turned into launched. The GeForce 9600GT 512 Mb is the first of this new line that saw the light.
This new line of has to update the entire NVIDIA collection before summer time. It’s six moths in the past that we had our first view of the 8000 collection, so matters are moving quickly at this organisation
We tested the primary sibling in this new range of pix playing cards the 9600GT. In itself the reality the NVIDIA made the debut with the 9600GT version is particular. Mostly the high stop amazing gaming monsters are the primary to peer the light. This is a middle magnificence version but has is build around the brand new G94 GPU, and may be one of the few cards offering this chip. Both the 9800GT and 9800GTX will be based at the G92 GPU.
The usual layout is not any revolution. Improvements in performance are superb, and the price/pleasant ratio has long past up. But from a technical point of view there isn’t always lots new underneath the sun.
Both the G94 and G92 GPU’s do not guide DirectX 10.1 like their competitor Ati Radion with the 3000 collection. If this lack of guide is a high-quality downside stays to be visible. Their are no games helping 10.1 and because the shelf existence of a pictures card inside the megabahis gaming quarter is less than 6 months we need not be overcritical at this point.
Both GPU’s aid PCI 2.Zero and Pure Video 2 ( we had already visible this in the G84 and G86). But the new cards are inexpensive, quicker and have a higher electricity efficiency.
Although the 9000 collection is not the maximum progressive, fact stays that they’re interesting cards. If we examine the brand new GT9600 with the GT8600 (based on the G84 GPU).
The 9600 sticks out with an 256 bits reminiscence bus, while the 8600 had to paintings with half that quantity, 128 bits. That this increase has mentioned impact at the overall performance stands to motive.
Where the GeForce 8600 had a most bandwidth of 32GB/sec the 9600 is capable of fifty seven.6 GB/sec. Further the quantity of shader processors is doubled compared to the GPU84.
The clock of the 64 unified shaders increased from 1450 Mhz, to 1625 Mhz. The end of this circulate is that Nvidea now has observed a wholesome balans among GPU power and memory bandwidth.
The 9600GT has Dual-Link DVI connections, both HDCP capable. Dell is the handiest manufacturer that has a display able to utilising that possibility with their 24 Inch 2408WP and 30 Inch 3008WFP. Other agencies promised to include compatible models later this yr.
Decoding HD imagery isn’t any trouble, so blue ray enthusiasts can rest assured. The GT9600 can be located in double SLI. And beats its competitor the HD 3870 from Ati Radeon on all fronts. Tripple SLI is not feasible however we have the sensation that no longer most of the potential customers of this card could be inquisitive about this kind of function.
A assessment table for exceptional video games and resolutions may be discovered on our website online. A abnormal phenomenon is that the overall power intake of the HD3870 X2 is higher with less overall performance.
To wrap it up, we think that a whole new line in 6 months time is a piece overdoing it, but that NVIDIA did a very good activity with the Geforce 9600GT 512 Mb. The extraordinary by no means visible before charge/performance ratio is the and the regular beating of the 3870 from Ati makes this card a high-quality choice for the demanding but now not overly fanatic gamer.
As soon as we are able to lay our fingers at the 9800 fashions with will very happy to present them a good spin and discover what their extremes are. With our strange inclination we like to put new cards on the torture table.