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!
I see the lowest priced 9600GT at $90, %65 after rebate, with free Far Cry 2.
Not bad at all.