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Big on performance and easy on the wallet, the NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 GSO GPU powers the visual computing experience by offering immersive, extreme high-definition gaming and video.
The NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 GSO GPU offers a powerfully immersive entertainment experience designed for extreme high-definition gaming and video playback. Play the hottest DirectX 10 games with awesome speed and watch the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with brilliant clarity. Featuring next generation GeForce and PureVideo® HD technologies, the GeForce 9600 GSO GPU puts amazing graphics performance within your reach.

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HD Gaming for the Masses
Get the most graphics bang for your buck with a GeForce 9600 GSO GPU. With 96 processor cores supporting resolutions up to 2560x1600, PC gamers everywhere can now enjoy games at extreme HD resolutions without breaking their wallets.
A Powerful Entertainment Hub
Experience the GPU’s power while enjoying HD movies or having a premium 3D user experience with Windows Vista and Windows Media Center. PureVideo® HD technology provides lifelike pictures and vibrant color while CPU-offload capabilities enable you to manage your photos and videos with ease.
Future-Proof Technology
Get up to 2x the performance with NVIDIA SLI® technology when paired with an identical 9600 GSO-based graphics card, and PCIe 2.0 compatibility ensures you’re ready for tomorrow’s games and 3D applications.
Key Features

NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology1
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
Provides spectacular picture clarity with frame-by-frame optimization.

NVIDIA SLI® Technology2
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.

PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future-proofing bridge to tomorrow’s most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5 GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.

1 Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
2 NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only.

Key Benefits
GeForce 9600 GSO
GPU Engine Specs:  
Processor Cores 96
Graphics Clock (MHz) 550 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz) 1375 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 26.4
Memory Specs:  
Memory Clock (MHz) 800 MHz
Standard Memory Config 384MB
Memory Interface Width 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 38.4
Feature Support:  
NVIDIA SLI®-ready 1 2-way
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology 2 PVHD
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HybridPower™ Technology 4  
GeForce Boost  
Microsoft DirectX 10
OpenGL 2.1
Bus Support PCI-E 2.0 x16
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Display Support:  
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560x1600
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536
Standard Display Connectors Two Dual Link DVI and one HDTV output
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HDMI 6 "Via adapter"
Audio Input for HDMI SPDIF
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:  
Height Single Slot
Length 9 inches
Width 4.376 inches
Thermal and Power Specs:  
Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C) 105C
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 105W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 400w
Supplementary Power Connectors One 6-pin

1 - NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce GPU must be paired with an identical GPU, regardless of graphics card manufacturer. SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
2 - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
3 - Certain GeForce GPUs ship with hardware support for NVIDIA PhysX technology. NVIDIA PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Refer to for more information.
4 - Requires NVIDIA HybridPower- enabled motherboard.
5 - Playback of HDCP-protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components.
6 - Requires HDMI-compliant graphics card and DVI-to-HDMI adapter.