Zotac's 9600GT LP GPU Aims At Low-Profile Crowd

Zotac is back on the offensive again after just a few days off, this time announcing its GeForce 9600GT LP for low-profile rigs and slim HTPCs. Granted, the 9600GT isn't the most powerful GPU core or anything, but it's certainly a good choice for space constrained cases given its cool operation and its low overhead design.

The card is powered by 64 stream processors and fully supports DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1, NVIDIA's CUDA and PhysX technologies. There's also a wide 256-bit memory interface, which joins the aforementioned stream processors to 512MB of GDDR3 video memory. Carsten Berger, marketing director of Zotac, made a few good points about bringing this level of tech to the low-profile market: "Small form factor systems are becoming more popular nowadays with the advent of low power systems and slick designs; however, small form factor systems are limited in terms of expansion capabilities and typically require low-profile expansion cards. Our new Zotac GeForce 9600GT LP enables small form factor system owners to upgrade their systems to GeForce 9-class graphics with CUDA and PhysX technologies for high-performance 3D graphics."

The full specifications are posted below, but there's no mention of price or a ship date.

General details
•    New ZOTAC GeForce® 9600GT LP
•    NVIDIA GeForce® 9600GT graphics processor
o    Engine clock: 675 MHz
o    64 stream processors
o    Shader clock: 1650 MHz
o    512MB GDDR3 memory
o    Memory clock: 1800 MHz
•    Low-profile form factor
•    Low-profile and full-height expansion brackets included
•    NVIDIA® CUDA™, PhysX™ and PureVideo™ HD technologies
•    PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
•    DirectX 10 with Shader Model 4.0 compatible
•    OpenGL 2.1 compatible
•    Dual-link DVI – up to 2560x1600
•    HDMI


Product Name:

ZOTAC GeForce® 9600GT LP


NVIDIA GeForce® 9600GT

Core Clock speed:

675 MHz

Stream processors


Shader clock

1650 MHz

Memory Clock speed:

1800 MHz



Memory interface:




DirectX™ version

DirectX™ 10, Shader Model 4.0

Other hardware features

HDMI, Dual-link DVI, HDCP,

NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine,

Quantum Effects™ Technology



Software Features:

nView Multi-Display, NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD Technology, NVIDIA CUDA technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology

Windows Vista capability

Certified for Windows Vista with Aero user interface