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March 2, 2009 4:58:46 AM

From the last few days the tomshardware community has helped me a lot to find the ultimate budget pc for me.....Now the fight has come down to the last round...
For the gpu I have decided to get myself a nvidia 9600 series card, but I just can't choose the right one...Help Me....Tell me which one of the following will be perfect for me.....(I look for visual performance. It does'nt matter if the card makes too much noise or if it gets too much hot until and unless it melts...) :

1- zotac 9600 gt (non amp) 512 mb gddr3
2- sparkle 9600 gso 384 mb gddr3
3- xfx 9600 gso 768 mb gddr2

Thanks for reading guys......

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March 2, 2009 5:14:09 AM

Alright..I've just found that I get a better support for the zotac 9600 gt(non amp) in my area, but will that be a compromise with the performance?
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2009 5:19:25 AM

At stock speed, #1 is best. When overclocking, #2 will be better. Do not get #3, ddr2 = slow.
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March 2, 2009 5:25:11 AM

Thanks dude....but is that big difference between the vrams of #1 and #2 gonna make much difference...
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2009 5:54:32 AM

gamer21 said:
Thanks dude....but is that big difference between the vrams of #1 and #2 gonna make much difference...


No, the ram size won't make much difference for these cards. Larger ram size only really helps at high screen resolutions with high end gpus like the hd4870. I have a 9600GSO and I get 12566 in 3dmark06 with it overclocked.
March 2, 2009 7:11:11 AM

So I think that zotac one wins the fight...thank you people...
March 2, 2009 7:39:24 AM

Uhm...Do I expect any big performance differences between the zotac 9600 gt (non amp) 512 mb and xfx 9600 gso 384 mb?
March 2, 2009 9:38:45 AM

comm'on guys was my last question so difficult?
a c 187 U Graphics card
March 2, 2009 10:42:57 AM

@ gamer21; No and no.
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2009 2:12:18 PM

Also, if your friend does not have a very good power supply, consider the ATI 4670, less power draw than all those card, no external power connection, and also close to the performance of the 9600gso.
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