Today NVIDIA launches a new budget product. It’s called the GeForce 9500 GT and pretty much is the GeForce 8600 GT yet made at a 65nm fab. The good thing is that the card is real cheap, even better is that we have been promised that the card will be faster than that two year old GeForce 8600 GT at half the price. To throw in some more confusing model names, NVIDIA has prepared this GeForce 9500 GT to replace their older 8500 GT completely.
The GeForce 9500 GT has a ‘G96′ core and comes with 32 shader processors, the frequency for the reference models will be 650MHz, and quite interesting it’s shader domain will be clocked at 1650MHz, which is pretty good for a budget product. Memory frequencies are at the disposal the board partners but we can report gDDR3 being run over a 128-bit bus in 256 and 512 MB configurations. Just like the rest of the series 9 products, this product isn’t all about the performance increase within it’s segment, but thing of PCIe 2.0 compatibility, lower power consumption and better PureVideo HD decoding.
..This is an entry level product. Expect prices from 60 to 99 USD. And though I’d gladly invest a little more money on my gaming experience, that’s just not bad folks, not bad at all. Really good value.
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2008-07-29