Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT Tested

World In Conflict

Running World In Conflict, the GeForce 9600 GT performed closer to where you'd expect it to, dropping back slightly behind the Radeon HD 3870. Again the 3870 took a bigger performance hit than the GeForce once antialiasing was activated, but here it managed to keep just enough of a lead - without antialiasing, the 3870 was even ahead of the 8800 GT.

You can see here how important it is to have 512 MB of memory, especially with the GeForce units. The 9600 GT outperformed the GeForce 8800 GT 256 MB, though the 8800 outclasses the 9600 by 19 to 60% in terms of raw power!

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  • tijmen007
    Nice Review, was really helpfull chosing between the HD4670 and 9600GT. Cause the HD4670 is a bit slower as the HD3850 due its memory bus of 128-bit.

    Tijmen
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  • Unicorns_FTW
    Wow, it is amazing how much AA & AF deplete your FPS on games such as Crysis and COD 4. I have a Palit 9600GT along with a E8400, and it more or less matches these benchies. Great review once again.
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  • silicondoc
    Thanks for the review - helps in putting together medium range systems. Card prices have gone up now ( Feb 2009 ) after they went down during and about "black Friday" time.
    I see the lowest priced 9600GT at $90, %65 after rebate, with free Far Cry 2.
    Not bad at all.
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  • ceponatia
    9600GT is a POS. It has wonderful performance, as the review stated, until it crashes to a black screen. I have had two different cards and they both do the same thing. Buy a Radeon.
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  • Anonymous
    Great, looks like I need to spend more money on a better graphics card. Thanks for testing.
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  • Anonymous
    i think gefore 8800 GT is Good!
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