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9600 gt is basically a rebranded and upgraded version of the 8800
What?

The 9600GT uses a MUCH less powerful core in terms of processing power.

G92 vs G94a, FYI.

The 8800GT has 112SPs, the 9600GT has 64SPs. And half the processing units in all the other fields (ROPs and so on).


The 8800GT scores way better in Crysis than 9600GT.
   
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1440 x 900= 1296000 pixels
1280 x 1024=1310720 pixels

SO NOOOOOOO !!!! Your resolution is not higher ! His is higher!
It doesn't necessarily work that way. Crysis is a shader heavy game so sometimes the limit is something other than fill rate or bandwidth.

If this game remotely follows the patterns I saw with Crysis (the first one), 1440x900 will be a more demanding resolution than 1280x1024. The reason is the wider aspect ratio/FOV.

I did testing and found some surprising results indicating this. Observe 1600x1200 running better than 1280x720. That's 1,920,000 pixels running faster than 921,600 pixels, in other words, almost double the pixels and it's yet faster. Notice a trend. The less FOV, the higher the frame rate in these situations.







Note that this was with a GeForce GTX 560 Ti. With cards with less bandwidth (like the two you're using), the cases where you're not bandwidth limited and instead shader limited might be less (especially if not using higher settings), but this could still be part of what's happening to some degree. Wider FOV incurs a penalty more than a few extra pixels.

This behavior doesn't necessarily happen across the board. Some scenes may be faster with the one, and faster on the other. The pixel count is so very close in the case of the OP and their friend that I imagine the wider FOV resolution will be fairly slower overall, with the faster card about evening them out, plus or minus. Taking into consideration different numbers given and not a true consistent benchmark, that adds to the difference too.
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What?

The 9600GT uses a MUCH less powerful core in terms of processing power.

G92 vs G94a, FYI.

The 8800GT has 112SPs, the 9600GT has 64SPs. And half the processing units in all the other fields (ROPs and so on).


The 8800GT scores way better in Crysis than 9600GT.
It's not much less powerful. You're overstating the difference. Actually, if you count the core itself, it's more potent. While it has half the SPs, it's not half the GPU.

That being said, it does fall fairly behind the GeForce 8800GT when it comes to Crysis, but, that's at the higher resolutions. At the lower resolutions, they're not quite as far apart.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 5/29/11 at 1:13pm
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It's not much less powerful. You're overstating the difference. Actually, if you count the core itself, it's more potent. While it has half the SPs, it's not half the GPU.

Sure, the SPs in the 9600GT are more powerful than the ones on the 8800GT.

But in my brother's system, my 8800GT yields a 17% increase in FPS over his 9600GT. from 25 FPS in highest settings at 1440x900 to 30 FPS (average framerates).

So the difference between the 9600GT and the 8800GT is more than noticeable.
   
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