S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Tested without antialiasing, as usual, STALKER showed how close the performance of the 9600 GT, HD 3870 and 8800 GT 256 MB are, with the 8800 GT and HD 3850 at the top and bottom. Again the 9600 GT did best among the three, with better performance than the HD 3870 by only a hair (2 to 6%) and only a slightly bigger jump on the 8800 GT 256 MB (4-8%). It lagged 15% below the 8800 GT.
I see the lowest priced 9600GT at $90, %65 after rebate, with free Far Cry 2.
Not bad at all.