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So for sure this is not the best performing card in the world, but the return in your petite investment here is just splendid. Up-to 1280x1024 you can pretty much play any modern game and then throw in some AA levels as well. That's just great value. Also, you are a Guru3D reader .. meaning you love Rivatuner, don't be shy ... there is a lot of stretch in the product when it comes to overclocking; bringing the product even closer to or faster than GeForce 9600 GT performance.

I mean, at 1280x1024 you can play Call of Duty 4 with 4xAA and the very best image quality setting .. and still retrieve an average 40 FPS framerate. That's golden in my book. Surely if you can afford it, go for a 9600 GT, Radeon HD 3850/3870 or GeForce 8800 GT, but if you just can't spend more than 100 EUR... this is the best next thing.

You can purchase the GeForce 9600 GSO for roughly 90 to 99 bucks, Point of View throws in the HDMI connector and you will receive a three year warranty on this product as well. Pure value for a real fun product at this price, nothing else needs to be said. For that it received our best value award.
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Looks like a nice card. They were able to overclock it very nicely; taking it from just below the 9600GT in performance, to just above it by a bit.

I might be tempted to recommend one to a friend for a new budget build. The little thing kind of reminds me of my old 7600GT.
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I wonder if its possible to mod the card back up to 256bit interface? Or at least 512MB RAM on it, other than that it seems like a decent card and that comes from an nVidia disliker.

*jots down 9600GSO to possible future card list*
     
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Sort of predictable after the 8800GS "launch", but still nice to see that the cards will be around for a while. This card is definitely going to be stiff competition for the HD3830 when it comes out, but it's nice to have some viable gaming options at the $100 price point again.
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Huh? No comparison with the 8800GS? Aww.
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Copy and paste the 9600 GSOs results
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Err what? I can play CoD4 at 1680x1050 with 4xAA and everything max and I get above 40 always.
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Looks like a nice card. They were able to overclock it very nicely; taking it from just below the 9600GT in performance, to just above it by a bit.

I might be tempted to recommend one to a friend for a new budget build. The little thing kind of reminds me of my old 7600GT.
but couldn't you do all that overclocking stuff with the 8800GS?
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