NVIDIA Unveils Largest Performance Jump in Company History

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NVIDIA has announced details on the first GPU from its next generation, GeForce Series 9, graphics cards. The announcement constitutes the largest leap in generational performance in company history. The NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT GPU is said to deliver 116% more peformance than its predecessor [priced at below $199].

nVidia logoNVIDIA continues to innovate in hardware technology so that game enthusiasts and consumers can fully experience the incredible graphics offerings in Microsoft’s operating systems, including Windows Vista,” said Kevin Unangst, senior global director of Games for Windows, Microsoft. “The new GeForce 9600 GT GPU further extends NVIDIA’s ability to deliver improved DirectX 10 performance on Windows Vista at an affordable price point, so that anyone and everyone can have an amazing gaming experience.”

The new 9600GT shows improved performance-per-watt compared to its predecessor and an improved compression efficiency. Designed for the new PCIe 2.0 bus standard, the card also includes 64 stream processors, each clocked at 1625 Mhz with a 256bit memory interface running at 900Mhz.

As a good friend once asked me… “Will it play me games John!?” Yes Brian, it will. Though, keeping within the context of our industry, where is the mention of support for CUDA!?

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