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320 MB OC 8800 GTS vs 512MB OC 9600 GT

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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2009 5:22:05 PM

Hi,
I am building a new computer, and I wonder which of these cards are better:

MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

MSI 8800GTS 320M OC 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

Thanks.

More about : 320 8800 gts 512mb 9600

a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2009 5:55:59 PM

^+1

Always go with the smaller die size if the products are relatively similar in performance.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
January 9, 2009 6:07:32 PM

Yeah, the 9600GT is better.
January 9, 2009 6:24:03 PM

Of all the medium/higher-end GeForce 8/9 cards, one must remember that the old 8800GTS was, by a huge margin, the weakest; if memory serves, it was actually weaker than, say, the Radeon HD 2900XT and HD 3870, which really says something about it.

The 9600GT is a serious leap over it, and additionally, uses a smaller die (rather than the original huge G80) meaning it'll also be running cooler.

Of course, as also mentioned by Avenger_K, if you can afford it, you'd get much more for your own money if you went just a step higher, with the likes of a GeForce 8800GT or Radeon HD 4830; both represent close to the highest-end performance you can get with a single-GPU card currently, yet run well under $150US each. (and note: the 9800GT and 8800GT, performance-wise, are identical cards, with identical hardware setups and clock speeds)
February 14, 2009 5:55:18 PM

when building my computer 4 days ago I was choosing between these two exact cards too! and read up on it and found out that the MSI 9600 GT OC was way better, although... now I am having power issues! it says I don't have sufficient enough power to power my videocard, I ordered a new psu.

Make sure your PSU is atleast 25 amps on one rail! (required is 26 amps)
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