It’s now almost certain that the GeForce 9600 GSO will be available starting May 13th. If it is first and foremost a renamed GeForce 8800 GS for marketing purposes, this time manufacturers should be relatively free to fix frequencies as they see fit. In terms of price, this should be around $129 or a little less than 100€ if taxes are included.
XFX has already put its product page
online for its 384 MB version card and we can see that GPU/shader clock/memory frequencies are 580/1450/700 MHz versus 550/1375/800 MHz for the reference GeForce 8800 GS. Knowing that the memory bus is reduced to 192 bits, it should have difficulty with increases in resolution and when activating filters.
Photos of MSI cards are also available and 384 MB and 768 MB versions are planned.