Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT Tested


While we still ran Crysis at "High" quality, we did reduce the shadow fidelity for this test, since traditionally it eats up a lot of resources.

Still as tough as ever on graphics cards, Crysis wasn't especially kind to the 9600 GT, which in all cases was behind the HD 3870. (Bizarrely, the Radeons seem not be especially handicapped by the antialiasing in Crysis, though we should make it clear that the game is pretty much unplayable on all of these midrange cards with antialiasing on). The 9600 even came in behind the 8800 GT 256 MB without filters, despite the fact that the latter fell apart because of its frame buffer once antialiasing was enabled. The 8800 GT had a comfortable lead over the 9600 GT here, of between 15 and 29%.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great, looks like I need to spend more money on a better graphics card. Thanks for testing.
  • i think gefore 8800 GT is Good!