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I wonder this aswell.

I'd assume that GSOs that still retain the g92 core(128 crippled to 96 IIRC) and GDDR3 would probably beat a 9600GT. However, the newer GSOs w/ crippled g94 core(64 crippled to 48 IIRC) would probably get it's rear-end handed to it by a real 9600GT


Watch out for GDDR2 on either, as GDDR2 SUCKS! lol

edit: I didn't directly answer your Q, sry. I still answered it tho.


edit edit: also the GSOs have lessened memeory bandwidth(192bit vs 256bit on G92 based, and IDK on the G94 based ones)
 

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watch out, your in nvidia territorry... jk.

there's nothing wrong with GDDR2, otherwise companies building Nvidia cards wouldn't still be using it on stuff like the GTX295, same with ATI, however, people like sapphire like to use GDDR4 or 5
 

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I have not found a great deal of info about my GFX card, but attached is what NVidia control panel says about it, hope that helps!
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9600GT is supposed to be at a 9600GSO in gaming performance (old GSO that is)
mainly because of the memory bandwidth, its just not there with the GSO

think of it this way, 9600GT is like a SP castrated 8800/9800GT
 

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it's slower, but nothing is wrong with it, you can always OC of course, but never get close. Yet still, there wouldn't be any cards made with GDDR 2 if there was something wrong with it.
 

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Originally Posted by thE_iyE2.718 View Post
it's slower, but nothing is wrong with it, you can always OC of course, but never get close. Yet still, there wouldn't be any cards made with GDDR 2 if there was something wrong with it.
GDDR2 can't OC very far, has very bad performance(compared to GDDR3), and IIRC isn't very as power efficient.

GDDR2 will cripple a card, even a crappy core like the 8600s when compared to a GDDR3 version.

Don't fall for the 1 or 2GB GDDR2 over a 512MB or even 256MB GDDR3 card.

edit: BTW using the logic that something is used so there mustn't be anything wrong w/ it in regards to any type of consumer products is generally a bad idea, and IMHO w/ nVidia, especially.
 

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The 9600GSO obliterates the 9600GT when it comes to folding.
 

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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
9600GSO has two versions. 192 bit/384mb DDR3/96SP and 128bit/256 bit/512mb DDR2/DDR3/48SP. The 192bit/384mb is the same as 8800GS which is better. 9600GT is better than both version of 9600GSO.

(9600GSO) 8800GS vs. 9600GT
in the actual games they appear somewhat close(the 8800GS/g92 9600gso and 9600GT). The GT still beats it which was surprising.
 

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Get the 9600GT.

Besides GTX295 beats the HD4870X2 even though it's DDR3.
yeah. but don't forget that the gtx295 has a larger memory bit interface.
 

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Get the 9600GT.

Besides GTX295 beats the HD4870X2 even though it's DDR3.
GTX295 has a considerably wider bus to compensate. Core architecture is different, and the 4870X2 does take the upper hand in a few rare instances.

256-bit GDDR5 can be roughly equal or sometimes better than 512-bit GDDR3

But lets get back on topic, shall we?


edit: oh! also don't compare the relationship between GDDR2 and GDDR3 to the relationship between GDDR3 and 5.

The difference is still leaps and bounds ahead of the previous, but not as much as GDDR2 is to GDDR3.
 

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Thank you.
9600gt is better than 8800GS/9600GSO.

If you plan on gaming, a HD4850 is perfect, if you want a card for HTPC a 9600gso or even a HD4670 will do.
IMHO the GSO and 4670 are more than enough for mild to moderate gaming(1440x900), and aren't need in an HTPC unless it has gaming plans and/or need something for some heavy duty decoding.

in my mind the 4670 pops up as good for 1440x900, the 4850 as good for 1680x1050, and the 4870(512MB) as optimal for 1680x1050.
 
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