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Nvidia 9600 GTS - How does it compare now?

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June 28, 2010 11:31:54 PM

A few years back.. about.. November time of 2007. I bought a new computer from Mesh.. i had a Nvidia 9600 GTS graphics card fitted in the machine, but i was wondering.. how does it compare to some more recent graphics cards?
I am interesting in upgrading, if needs be.. but i don't know much about Graphics jargon.. just so you know.
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June 29, 2010 12:53:46 AM

Hey, I bought a 9600GT for my HTPC when it first came out. Only used to it play a couple of games on it to write up a review on my Asus VK246H. Nice to know it can hold it's own against the HD 5670 in case I wanna use to play a few games on my HDTV.

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Anonymous
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June 29, 2010 1:13:04 AM

OS: Windows 7 Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q9300 @2.50ghz 2.50ghz
RAM: 4gb
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
HD: 1Tb
Motherboard: Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D 1.XX
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
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a c 160 Î Nvidia
June 29, 2010 2:23:19 AM

You would get a nice performance bump by going to HD5770 if your PSU is up to it.
a c 175 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
June 29, 2010 3:53:48 AM

I was going to say, 9600GTS? His second post shows it to be a 9600GT. Its not a bad card, just under the 8800/9800GT. Depending on your resolution a new card might be a good idea. If your at 1024x1768 I wouldn't bother. 1680x1050 I would.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
June 29, 2010 4:30:11 AM

4745454b said:
I was going to say, 9600GTS? His second post shows it to be a 9600GT. Its not a bad card, just under the 8800/9800GT. Depending on your resolution a new card might be a good idea. If your at 1024x1768 I wouldn't bother. 1680x1050 I would.

I was a tad confused as well considering that there was a GT and two GSO's but I don't recall a GTS.
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a b Î Nvidia
June 29, 2010 6:49:26 AM

None that I know of. Doesn't mean there wasn't one released over seas like that 9600GSO that could unlock into an 88000GTX. But I assume I would have heard about a 9600GTS.
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a b Î Nvidia
June 29, 2010 7:56:38 AM

rolli59 said:
You would get a nice performance bump by going to HD5770 if your PSU is up to it.

The HD5770 actually only uses less than 10w more than the standard version of the 9600GT during normal usage. So if he can handle one he can very likely handle the other.

@OP: here are charts including the 9600GT that shows its performance relative to most current cards at various resolutions;
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Axle/Radeon_HD_5670/...
If you are going to upgrade I would try to get a DX11 card at this point which means either the HD5750 or HD5770. What is the native resolution of your monitor and how much are you willing to spend?
June 29, 2010 8:15:28 AM

November '07? You sure that it isn't an 8600GTS? If that's the case any of the cards mentioned above would be an appreciable upgrade. Just pick the best you can afford, in order: 9600gso<9600GT<5670<9800GT<5750<5770
Anonymous
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June 29, 2010 1:01:58 PM

Alright alright alright, i'm sorry/. It was a mis-type on my part, it is infact GT not GTS.
It runs at 1680x1050, thats the highest on my 22".. and on my 23" its 1920x1080, they are the highest it can reach.

And it was February time, my mistake.
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June 29, 2010 1:33:06 PM

Well the 9600GT isn't really appropriate for those resolutions. I would recommend at least an HD5770($150) for 1920x1080. It'll be pretty good for that resolution and very nice for 1680x1050.
Or if you have the money grab an HD5850. It is expensive(about $300) but give you very good performance and you'll be set for a good while.
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July 9, 2010 3:31:54 AM

You can still play games with a 9600GT @ 1920 x 1080, however you will most likely need to lower your graphic settings to medium quality. If you can live with that then you don't really need an upgrade.

The HD 5750 / HD 5770 is a sensible upgrade if you have a moderate budget. If you can muster up around $300 then the HD 5850 is an excellent video card upgrade.
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