Nvidia's Next-Generation GForce GPU

Nvidia has revealed its latest creation: The GeForce 9600 GT GPU! They are claiming that it is an increase of 116% over its predecessor and for under $199. This comes at the perfect time for me since I am in the market for a new graphics card.

From the Article:

The new GeForce 9600 GT GPU shows an improved performance-per-watt ratio compared to its predecessor as well as improved compression efficiency. In addition to 64 stream processors-each individually clocked at a blazing-fast 1625 MHz-and a 256-bit memory interface running at 900 MHz, the GeForce 9600 GT GPU is designed for the new PCIe 2.0 bus standard and features backwards compatibility with the original PCIe standard.

Check it out: Nvidia News Site

2 Comments:
Joakim Olsson on Feb 24th, 2008 8:39am
Nice now we just need to find a way to harness this power to break encryptions(distributed.net) or fold proteins and stuff :)
/Joakim
Max on Feb 24th, 2008 5:25pm
Using CUDA (http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home.html) you should be able to do some pretty crazy things. The ability to program it in C is a real plus. I like your idea, Joakim, on programming it for non graphical applications. $199 is a deal for a beast like this! Puts my Radeon 9600 to shame!