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Vvikoo 9600GT 512MB

Vvikoo 9600GT Turbo Review

Introduction

Well it’s finally here, the 9 series of GPUs has hit the shelves and the reviews have already poured in thick and fast. I know we’re a little behind everyone else on this one, but our 9600GT review is a bit different. Vvikoo’s monstrous 9600, comes with a whopping Zalman heatsink and some hefty factory overclocking. Let’s see what it’s made of.

 

Features

  • Dual Link DVI supports digital output up to 2560×1600
  • HDCP Compliant
  • DirectX 10.0
  • OpenGL2.1 support
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology ready
  • NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology
 

Specifications

8600GT 9600GT 8800GT 8800GTX
Release Date 17/04/07 21/02/08 29/10/07 08/11/06
Codename G84 G94 G92-200 G80
Fabrication Process (nm) 80 65 65 90
Core clock (MHZ) 540 650 600 575
Peak fillrate Billion pixel/s 4.3 10.4 9.6 13.8
Billion bilinear texel/s 8.6 20.8 33.6 36.8
Billion bilinear FP16 texel/s 4.3 16.8 18.4
Shaders Stream Processors 32 64 112 128
Clock (MHZ) 1160 1625 1500 1350
Memory Bandwidth (GB/s) 22.4 57.6 57.6 86.4
DRAM type GDDR3 GDDR3 GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus width (bit) 128 256 256 384
Memory Options (MB) 128 – 512 256, 512, 1024 512 – 1024 768
Effective DDR Clock 1400 900 1800 1800
Power Consumption (Watts) 43 98 138 145
Transistor Count (millions) 289 505 754 681
Theoretical Shader Processing Rate (Gigaflops) 114.2 312 504 518
 

G94 and 9600

There arn’t any real differences between the G94 chip used in the new 9600GT cards and the G92 chip used in the 8800GT and GTS refresh. It still supports a unified shader achitecture, nVidia’s own Quantum physics engine and Purevideo. It’s still the same 65nm die size but it does tend to be clocked slightly higher than most G92 chips when at stock.

There are a couple of things that the 9600 has over the 8600 though: it doubles the stream processors to 64, and also doubles the bus width from 128 to 256bit.