Not arguing the fact that the 88gs beats the 96gt in SOME cases. At higher resolutions though i believe the 9600gt pulls ahead, but not by a whole lot.
At face value, most will choose the 9600GT, as it requires no effort to have screaming high clocks, and stays very cool, due to low amount of shaders and cache on the GPU. Plus, I have never compared stock to stock for either GPU..just my experience with in-game FPS and hard OC's.
3.6 on a Q6600 is a high clock anyday, considering its stock is 2.4.
Not really..its matched on air cooling if you have a good cooler and low VID CPU. I initially though you were insinuating that my 18k score on '06 was from 'all of meh CPU horsepowah'.
**I dont run Vista..on any rig..so no Vantage.
Though I will no doubt take the 1st place for Vantage in the GS category as well...once I do run it.
Here are the compare links for my GS's in SLI and single GPU:
3d 01' - #1 for HWBot : 70,654 points
3d 03' - #1 for HWBot : 61,723 points
3d 05' - #1 for HWBot : 23,557 points
3d 06' - #1 for HWBot : 18,649 points
ORB compare link
..for comparison.. here is a link for a 06' score I posted using a 3.4ghz X3320 and Xfired 4850's.. my GS's are only 200points behind
... the difference in the CPU clocks is of no concern as they were 65nm ->45nm.... see the SM2.0 and SM3.0 scores compared to mine..? The 4850's beat the GS's only by a few FPS in SM3.0 18,828 points-> Xfired 4850's ORB compare link
Single GPU records
3d 01' - #17 for HWBot : 62,548 points
3d '03 - #6 for HWBot : 40,664 points
3d 05' - #13 for HWBot : 22,789 points
3d 06' - #3 for HWBot : 14,820 points
**If anyone has any 9600GT scores to compare to those, I would love to see them. Edited by CL3P20 - 12/22/08 at 5:02pm