Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/30/pny_geforce_9500_gt/

PNY unveils GeForce 9500 GT

Offload tasks from the CPU for smoother video

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 30th July 2008 11:53 GMT

PNY has unveiled its latest graphics card, which is designed to offload tasks from the CPU to provide more realistic gaming and smoother video replay.

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PNY's GeForce 9500 GT

The GeForce 9500 GT is marketed as the “perfect graphics card for multimedia and gaming users," with Blu-ray central to PNY’s message. The firm claims that whilst watching a Blu-ray title on your machine, the card helps to reduce CPU utilisation and lower overall power consumption.

Toshiba makes a similar claim of its Cell-based SpursEngine graphics chip, which features in the manufacturer’s Qosmio laptops. Just don’t ask Toshiba how the chip affects battery life.

The GeForce 9500 GT packs on 512MB of DDR 3 memory, in addition to an HDTV output. It also ships with a copy of videogame Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts.

PNY’s 9500 GT is available now, but an offical price hasn't been confirmed.