NVIDIA Details GeForce 9600 GT
NVIDIA's new mid-range chip, codenamed "D9M", will debut as the 9600GT. Stock speeds will be 650MHz GPU core clock, 1625MHz unified shader clock and 900MHz memory clock, coupled with a 256-bit wide memory bus interface. All this calculates to 57.6 GB/s of memory bandwidth according to NVIDIA. The texture fill rate is estimated at 20.8 billion pixels per second and the manufacturing process will be 65nm, but NVIDIA did not indicate yet how many stream processors the 9600GT will feature. The D9M GPU will require a power supply with at least 400W and 26A on the 12V rail, but will also require a 6-pin PCI-Express connector, which is new compared to previous mid-range cards such as the 8600GT. NVIDIA representatives did not state a price point yet, however they said that the performance of the 9600GT would be "almost double" that of the 8600GT.