Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT Tested

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The only way to keep the limitations of the Core 2 Duo E6850 from being a factor was to enable the filters, except with the 9600 GT and HD 3850 - the only cards that were beginning to saturate with the processor. Antialiasing again proved fatal to the 8800 GT 256 MB, which was out of the race, and to a lesser degree to the Radeon HD. That made the 9600 GT a shoo-in for second place, and in fact it moved very close to the 8800 GT, with only 3 to 9% less performance.

  • 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!