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Two and a half weeks ago the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT was launched. We evaluated a BFGTech GeForce 9600 GT OC which produced amazing performance results in games.


The GeForce 9600 GT in summary is a performance-mainstream sub-$200 GPU aimed at an MSRP between $169-$189. (Although it can be found lower as of last week.) The GeForce 9600 GT contains 64 stream processors, 16 ROPs and is clocked at 650MHz core frequency and 1.625GHz shader clock frequency. The GeForce 9600 GT also brings with it a new compression technology that makes data compression more efficient across the narrow memory bus. Our BFGTech GeForce 9600 GT OC has a slightly higher core frequency of 675MHz. Memory is comprised of 512MB GDDR3 on a 256-bit bus clocked at 1.8GHz.


In our evaluation we found the BFGTech GeForce 9600 GT to be riding right on the coat tails of the GeForce 8800 GT. Its performance amazed us, thoroughly taking the crown away from the ATI Radeon HD 3850. While it performed well as a single-GPU, we did not get around to testing it out in SLI at the time of evaluation. During our briefings on the GeForce 9600 GT NVIDIA had made some interesting statements in regards to performance in SLI. They claimed that two GeForce 9600 GTs in SLI would actually be faster than a single GeForce 8800 GTX! This is a direct quote from NVIDIA’s ‘GeForce 9600 Reviewer’s Guide:

“In real-world performance, a pair of GeForce 9600 GT cards often outperforms a GeForce 8800 GTX.”
Of course, we must test this claim for ourselves and see what kind of gaming experience two GeForce 9600 GTs in SLI allows. Therefore we will be testing directly against a GeForce 8800 GTX in this evaluation.
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==



Hi all. I am new to the site so I hope I did this correctly.

Looks like 2 x 9600's isnt a bad choice at all!
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you might want to re-word the title of this to indicate that 9600GT in SLI beat an 8800GTX...
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Format is good

H OCP sucks though.

Highest playable settings is for the birds, if you wanna compare cards then use the same in game settings for both.

If you ran the 9600GT SLI at high texture quality just like the GTX, well the GTX would trounce it.

I'm talking Crysis BTW
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Who plays Crysis its a benchmark not a game!!
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Who plays Crysis its a benchmark not a game!!
lol, true

I like World In Conflict as a benchmark also.
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Good read, but put two 8800GTX's together and your laughing.
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Good read, but put two 8800GTX's together and your laughing.
thats not the point.
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Good read, but put two 8800GTX's together and your laughing.
Really? I had 8800gtx in SLI for several months. Guess what? My 8800GT's in SLI beat them in every game test and benchmark. Sure if you are running 1920x1200 with a game like Crysis, the gtx in SLI are slightly faster but my two cards only cost $400 or so, roughly the price of one gtx....
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I remember when a 9600 was an ATI part...4 pixel shaders...ddr memory...$200 played HL2 better than any nVidia FX
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Highest playable settings is for the birds, if you wanna compare cards then use the same in game settings for both.

If you ran the 9600GT SLI at high texture quality just like the GTX, well the GTX would trounce it.

I'm talking Crysis BTW
Enough said. This comparison is useless.

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I remember when a 9600 was an ATI part...4 pixel shaders...ddr memory...$200 played HL2 better than any nVidia FX
I think i remember that card. It was sweet.
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