These xfx only cards cause a lot if confusion. They claim to be stuff they arent
and are probably made from the left over parts, then hyped to get rid of them.
Nvidia dont list a reference 9600gtx, only gt, gso, posibly a gs.
the gso's with turbo cache function are being hyped up as gtx's by xfx, and as the guy said, his pc saw it mearly as a 98gt.
perfectly adequate card, but if you look on Ebay, some Joker is Ripping the Heart out of the gamers community by selling these cards listed at £200 !
or £180, sometimes if he has too much stock.
A 9600 gpu chip's limitations wont be expanded drastically. if at all. by
adding extra memory over 512, and as for the idea of it using system ram as well as 1.5gig of onboard? pathetic. the card has 1.5 gig onboard but its ddr2. too slow. yet more slow ram access isnt going to help at all.
So, Kids, STAY AWAY FROM 9600GTX, COS IT WILL DISAPOINT YOU!
DONT BUY ANYTHING WITH 'TURBO CACHE' COS ITS PROBABLY OVERPRICED RE CYCLED OLD PARTS AND DONT BUY FROM ANYONE WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE MODIFIED THE CARD THEMSELVES! its not possible to turn a gso into a gtx.
If it was, nvidia would go bust.
thanks for reading.