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The 9600GT will run cooler and use less power.
They are fairly even but the title changes hands depending on the game name.
Some better, some not.
I'd lean towards the Nvidia brand because I think their drivers are more effective more often then less. This could be debatable though.
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The 9600gt is the equivalent to a 8800gt, which beats out the 3870 most of the time. The performance is close, especially with 512mb V ram GDDR4 version.
The 9600GT is not equivalent to the 8800GT lol
It's clearly less powerful


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I would go for the 9600gt because it still performs better and has a lot of room to OC.
A 3870 OC's VERY well
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my head spinning i think ill just go with a new 3870. its just a spare computer im building.
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Not a bad choice for a spare computer then.
Might want to take a look for an overclocked BIOS but its an older article. There's a guide for TechPowerUp's Radeon Bios Editor
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Honestly, you won't be able to tell the difference. I'd rather get the new card for peace of mind.

I used to have a 9600GT, and I loved it. But since it's so similar to the 3870, why not go for the brand new one?

BTW, whoever said the 9600GT is equivalent to an 8800GT is wrong.
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post #27 of 69
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the 9600gt is an open box but the 3870 is new same price which would you buy? i wont use two cards.
idk where u saw teh open box,

this one is new

Zotac 9600Gt $85

it has 5/5 eggs, i dont see why you wouldnt buy, unless u have a brand name preferance.

u can get a 9800GT too. you double your stream processors from 64 to 112. you can get the for about the same price.

galaxy 9800GT w/ $20 rebate
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post #28 of 69
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my head spinning i think ill just go with a new 3870. its just a spare computer im building.
good choice
the 3870 is faster than the 9600 by 5-10% on avg in most reviews
(although a few times the 9600gt does better with AA cranked up)
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http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...t-sli-ftw.html

Yes, it is an SLI test, but you get a general idea


I preferr green because the drivers are better in my past experiences. less troublesome and easier to fix
    
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post #30 of 69
3870 should be slightly faster ref. 9600 vs ref 3870 and the 3870 should OC better.

So 3870
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