Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT Tested

Specifications

Specifications of the cards tested
GPU HD 3850 512 MB HD 3870 8800 GT 8800 GT 256 MB 9600 GT
GPU frequency 670 MHz 775 MHz 600 MHz 600 MHz 650 MHz
Shader frequency 670 MHz 775 MHz 1500 MHz 1500 MHz 1625 MHz
Memory frequency 833 MHz 1125 MHz 900 MHz 700 MHz 900 MHz
Memory bus width 256 bits 256 bits 256 bits 256 bits 256 bits
Type of memory GDDR3 GDDR4 GDDR3 GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 256 MB 512 MB
Number of Pixels/Vertex Pipelines (80) (80) (28) (28) (16)
Number of texturing units 16 16 56 56 32
Number of ROPs 16 16 16 16 16
Processing power 429 GFlops 496 GFlops 336 GFlops 336 GFlops 208 GFlops
Memory bandwidth 53.3 GB/s 72 GB/s 57.6 GB/s 44.8 GB/s 57.6 GB/s
Number of transistors 666 million 666 million 754 million 754 million 505 million
Process 0.055µ 0.055µ 0.065µ 0.065µ 0.065µ
Die surface area 196 mm² 196 mm² 324 mm² 324 mm² 225 mm²
Generation 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008
Shader model supported 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0
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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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