Publish Date : 2008/05/05

All New Leadtek WinFast® PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE) - With new performance-driven layout and ground-breaking S-FANPIPE cooling system

Taipei, Taiwan, May 5th, 2008--Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for extreme visual graphics technology development, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest edition in the NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 GT series - WinFast® PX9600 GT Extreme (S-FANPIPE) and PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE). A revolution in cooling effectiveness, new PX9600 GT delivers optimized heat exhaust performance with Leadtek's exclusive S-FANPIPE fansink design. Combining all solid aluminum capacitors for ultra high durability and stability (even during over-clocking) with the 512MB frame buffers and the new HCT (High-resolution Compression Technology), PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE) presents the best cost per performance ever with the industry's most advanced feature set.

The new WinFast PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE) series boast the 512MB GDDR3 frame buffer and a massive memory bandwidth of up to 60.8GB/sec. Based on 65nm technology and powered by NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics processing unit, Leadtek has taken the NVIDIA's reference specification a step further with their WinFast PX9600 GT Extreme (S-FANPIPE) and raised the GPU clock speed to 720 MHz, the shader clock speed to 1.75 GHz, and 512MB of GDDR3 at 1.9 GHz on a 256-bit memory bus. They are 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.

Apart from outstanding GPU and memory clock settings, Leadtek has made the WinFast PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE) and PX9600 GT Extreme (S-FANPIPE) unique in another three different ways.

First its new PX9600 GT performance-driven and space-efficient PCB layout refines electrical characteristics to provide higher yield rate, better reliability, and longer service life. It also enhances overclocking capabilities without system instability. Now we are happy to announce that the default core clock of PX9600 GT Extreme (S-FANPIPE) will move forward steadily from NVIDIA's reference 650/1,800 MHz to 720/1,900 MHz.

The NVIDIA reference fansink is also replaced by Leadtek's exclusive heat-exhaust-efficiency S-FANPIPE fansink. The S-Pipe fansink conducts the heat on the GPU via an S-shape copper heatpipe to fan for a dramatic cool-down.

Finally, Leadtek uses all solid aluminum capacitors from the world's leading vendor to ensure the high durability and stability even during overclocking and extreme conditions. Solid aluminum capacitors are known for their reliability, durability and adaptability to high temperature environments without having to worry about things like electrolyte leakage or high heat generation.

For true-to-life image quality, the WinFast PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE) series make perfect use of NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology in picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and vivid image scaling. They 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. Even more, Leadtek adds a DVI-to-HDMI dongle and a SPDIF cable (for HDMI audio) in their package to fully support the build-in HDMI™(High Definition Multimedia Interface) signal mixing function. With Dual Dual-Link DVI-I output, they sustain digital displays up to a resolution of 2560x1600 and support extreme HD games and entertainment.

Up to the minute Microsoft® DirectX® 10 with full Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL® 2.1 support gives PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE) the muscle to deliver realistic gaming effects with film-quality, and provide users with a more friendly environment under the Windows Vista operating system.

Leadtek gains a reputation for providing full-line and unique custom designs for all gaming experience enthusiast and cost-conscious gamers. This time Leadtek launches a full series of their exclusive-design WinFast PX9600 GT: PX9600 GT 1024MB, PX9600 GT Extreme (S-FANPIPE), PX9600 GT (S-FANPIPE), PX9600 GT Heatpipe, and PX9600 GT ZL (Zalman edition). Once again, Leadtek approves to the world that its unique and outstanding design, not only with impressive benchmarks, also means they more than pass muster both in terms of value and quality to satisfy a game player's wildest dreams.