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Upgrading from a 7600GT

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November 21, 2009 9:03:16 AM

Hey all ...

I hope u guys can help me out ... I am upgrading my xfx 7600GT ... for a 9600GT ... I want 2 get as much information on good brands 2 follow and which of the many 9600GT's u guys would recommend ...


Thank you in advance.

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a c 365 U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 9:42:45 AM

The 9600GT will run rings around your 7600GT. I bought an EliteGroup 9600GT passively cooled 9600GT (it came with an Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 heatsink) when it first came out last year. I stuck it in my HTPC since I wanted it to be as quiet as possible. It's no longer produced, because of other passively cooled 9600GT which uses a smaller, but still effective heatsink.

If you want something that's passively cooled (overclock at your own risk) then get an Asus:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can COD4 game, then get the XFX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also go for a 1GB version instead of 512MB, but I don't think the 9600GT can really take advantage of it regardless of what resolution you play at. At least the following Gigabyte 9600GT 1GB has been factory overclocked though:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


November 21, 2009 9:52:03 AM

I will be looking at the XfX version ... IF i wanted 2 look at over clocking < i never take passivly cooled cards > ... are there other makes which over clock easier ...

What is the whole ... GT, GTS, GTU, GSO ... ... etc etc etc ...
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a c 130 U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 9:55:56 AM

Though I believe this card is a much better choice?

GT/GTS/GTU/GSO is just a suffix. Blame nVidia.
November 21, 2009 10:10:15 AM

See I am from South Africa ...and prices here are repulsive ... I am lookin at spending R1000 on a gfx card < about 132$ > ... the 9600GT is the best I can get 4 that kind of money ...

I was looking at the ... BioStar 9600GT or Msi 9600GT both are 512mb gddr3 256bit ... ...

I havent bought a gfx card in a while and now with all the new players ... brands are gettin me confused ...

Thank You 4 the input so far !!
a c 365 U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 10:32:29 AM

I would go with MSI or whichever is cheaper / has better warranty.
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 12:08:05 PM

Consider ATI cards as well...they might be cheaper and offer better performance.
November 21, 2009 12:16:55 PM

I have always been brand loyal 2 Intel and Nvidia ... but if ATI is going 2 kick a** ... what cards would u suggest ... I dont know ATI at all
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 12:50:41 PM

The 4770 beats the 9600Gt, though it needs a 6pin PCI-E.

For $130, you could get an HD4870 maybe. Needs a 6pin, but it beats the 9600gt by far.
a c 365 U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 1:03:12 PM

Also, if you are willing to go up to $150, you can buy the HD 5750 which is as powerful as the HD 4850 (slightly more powerful than HD 4770), has DX11 and consume about half the power of a HD 4850 (slightly less or about the same as the HD 4770).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
November 21, 2009 2:21:07 PM

WOW ... I never really knew ATI had come up so far in the realm of graphic cards ... I am really impressed ... ... After looking around I was able 2 find a supplier who can give me a ... Msi 9800GT for only 185$ which is not all that much difference ... How does the 9800GT now factor into the equation ... does it kill the other cards mentioned ?? ... ... I know the 8800GT was a monster card back in the day and still is and the 9800GT is the same chip ...
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