Inno3D Unveils Green 9600GT E-Save, GTS 250

Inno3D sent over some info and screenshots based on its GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9600GT E-Save cards, currently on display at CeBIT 2009.

There's certainly a lot of talk about Nvidia and the GTS 250 lately, understandably so as Nvidia officially announces the processor today at CeBIT. To cash in on the hype, Inno3D today revealed two cards, one of which utilizes Nvidia's GTS 250 and the other based on the GeForce 9600GT. Neither card offers anything innovative and mind-blowing, however it seems that Inno3D looks to not only address the gamers' increasingly thinning budget with both offerings, but stay a little green with the latter card.

Inno3D's GeForce 9600GT E-Save has a core frequency of 650 MHz, a memory frequency of 1600 MHz, 64 stream processors, a 256-bit memory bus, and 512MB of DDR3 memory. The difference with this card in comparison to the GeForce 9600GT is that it uses a G94-350/359 55nm GPU and has the ability to switch into "idle" mode. Additionally, a new PCB design now allows for phase switching, no longer has a 6-pin power connector, and runs a 1.0v core at ultra low voltage. In 3D mode, the card's power consumption can be reduced down to 40 percent, and 60 percent in normal idle mode.

As for the non-green GTS 250 offering, the card's biggest selling point is the 1 GB of DDR3 memory in comparison to other 512 MB GTS 250 cards just announced. The specs on this card also remain the same throughout: 128 stream processors, a core frequency of 738 MHz, a memory frequency of 2200 MHz and a 256-bit memory bus. The card keeps cool by way of Inno3D's Freezer DHT (Direct Heatpipe Touch), decreasing the heat 30 percent more than the average cooling system. The Freezer DHT features a 80mm cooling fan, a GPU block base with a 6mm heatpipe and aluminum heatsink.

"A lot of aluminum heatsink enhances heat emission capacity," the company said. "A wide radiation plate maximizes the cooling performance." Inno3D even shows the difference between the Freezer DHT cooler system and an unnamed reference card, indicating a 29-degree difference between the two.

Although Inno3D did not offer pricetags, look for both cards to hit online and offline retail outlets soon.

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