These 'latest' G92 refresh cards (G92b, 55nm) will, hopefully, mark the end of a very long line of G92 cards.
|Ending the month with a small (55nm-seized) bang, Nvidia has now officially announce the addition of the GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT and 9500 GT to the GeForce 9 family. The best known of the three arrivals, the 9800 GTX+ is equipped with the 55nm G92b chip, has SLI and DirectX 10 support, a dual-slot cooling system and a 256-bit memory interface. In terms of clocks, the card has a 738 MHz core, 128 Stream Processors set at 1836 MHz and 512MB of GDDR3 memory at 2200 MHz.
Moving down the performance latter we find the 9800 GT which is almost a copy/paste version of the 8800 GT. This one has 112 Stream Processors and features GPU, shader and memory clocks of 600, 1500 and 1800 MHz respectively. Also loaded with 512 MB of memory, the 9800 GT apparently makes use of both 65nm and 55nm chips, with the latter models featuring Hybrid SLI (Hybrid Power) support. Moreover, to make the 9800 GT more appealing, Nvidia has given card manufacturers a green light to release non-stock, factory-overclocked versions of it from day one and we've seen a few such offers already.
Last but not least, the GeForce 9500 GT is a sub-$100 graphics card powered by the G96 chip which will replace the 8600 GT and will offer 32 Stream Processors, a 128-bit memory interface and either 256/512 MB of 1400 MHz GDDR3 or 512 MB of 800 MHz GDDR2 memory. Regardless of the memory type used, the 9500 GT will have a standard GPU clock of 550 MHz and 1400 MHz-clocked shaders. The new low-end card also features a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface, DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 support.