GeForce 9600 GT will be the next to go 55nm
The rumor mill has already spouted news of upcoming 55nm G94 graphics processors, so the GeForce 9600 GT seems like a logical target for a GPU die-shrink. Puzzlingly, however, Expreview claims Nvidia will release 55nm 9600 GTs in the coming weeks without even changing the product name. The Chinese site therefore expects 55nm and 65nm 9600 GTs with identical specifications to co-exist for some time.
Making the 55nm switch more covert might ensure that sales of GeForce 9600 GTs with 65nm GPUs don’t suffer. Going by the shaky Google translation, though, Expreview predicts that Nvidia partners will eventually tap 55nm G94 chips to make higher-clocked 9600 GT variants.