Publish Date : 2008/02/22

Profits Galore: Big on Performance, Easy on the Pocket - Leadtek WinFast® PX9600 GT & PX9600 GT Extreme

Taipei, Taiwan, February 22nd, 2008-- Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for extreme visual graphics technology development, is pleased to announce the launch of new mid-range graphics cards, WinFast® PX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme,to cost- conscious gamers.The new cards, with all solid aluminum capacitors for ultra high durability and stability, even during over-clocking, deliver high performance through the new HCT (High-resolution Compression Technology), and presentthe best cost per performance ever with up to 90% performance increase on the SUB US$200 segment.

WinFast® PX9600 GT Extreme

Based on 65nm technology and powered by NVIDIA®GeForce® 9600 GT graphics processing units, the WinFast PX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme come with 512MB 256bit GDDR3 memory and a GPU clock speed of 650 and 720 MHz respectively. Theyare designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express 2.0 interface, the new bus architecture that doubles the interconnect bit rate from 2.5 to 5.0 GT/second in a seamless and compatible manner. In addition, it is fully backward compatible with existing PCI Express 1.0 motherboards for the broadest support. All of this makes it ready for the most demanding future bandwidth games and 3D applications.

WinFast® PX9600 GT

For true-to-life image quality, the WinFast PX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme make perfect useof NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology in picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and vivid image scaling. Besides, up to the minute Microsoft® DirectX® 10 with full Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL® 2.1 support gives PX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme the muscleto deliver realistic gaming effects with film-quality, and provide users with a more friendly environment under the Windows Vista™ operating system.

Even more, the WinFastPX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme enable playback of the HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and other protected content at full HD resolutions with integrated HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support. With Dual Dual-Link DVI-I output, they sustain digital displays up to a resolution of 2560x1600 and support extreme HD games and entertainment. Meanwhile, the new cards support build-in HDMI™signal mixing function, via DVI-to-HDMI dongle and SPDIF-in audio cable attached in package, to transfer both video and audio data using the same cable.

For more gaming pleasure, the WinFastPX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme, with revolutionary unified architecture by GigaThread™ Technology, fully support thousands of independent, simultaneous threads allocating processing power, providing extreme processing efficiency and up to 2x the gaming performance of last generation GPUs.

Last but not least, WinFast PX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme come bundled with “OVERLORD”, a new award-winning RPG and original action adventurous game set in a very warped fantasy world. Key innovation and the most interesting, is its line up of impish creatures, the Minions, who use their unique skills to fetch, fight and die for you. Only your action will decide whether you rise to become the new all-powerful Overlord. It all depends on just how ‘evil' you can really be. Played with plenty of black humor and dark irony, with Overlord you are surely able to indulge your twisted parodies of classical fantasy, elaborate digital scenarios and characters. All in all a mischievous experience is.

At a time when many game players, especially students, complain about the high price of performance graphics cards with impressive benchmarks, it is great to know that the approach taken by the new WinFast PX9600 GT and PX9600 GT Extreme means they more than pass muster both in terms of value and quality to satisfy a game player's wildest dreams…


Model PX9600 GT Extreme PX9600 GT
Graphic Bus PCI-Express PCI-Express
GPU NVIDIA ® GeForce® 9600 GT NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 GT
GPU/Memory Clock 720/1800 MHz 650/1800 MHz
Memory Size 512MB GDDR3 512MB GDDR3
Memory Interface 256 bit 256bit
RAMDACs 400MHz 400MHz
Stream Processors 64 64
DirectX® Support DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0
Output Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDTV Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDTV