Nvidia's GeForce 9600 GT Tested


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Specifications of the cards tested
GPUHD 3850 512 MBHD 38708800 GT8800 GT 256 MB9600 GT
GPU frequency670 MHz775 MHz600 MHz600 MHz650 MHz
Shader frequency670 MHz775 MHz1500 MHz1500 MHz1625 MHz
Memory frequency833 MHz1125 MHz900 MHz700 MHz900 MHz
Memory bus width256 bits256 bits256 bits256 bits256 bits
Memory512 MB512 MB512 MB256 MB512 MB
Number of Pixels/Vertex Pipelines(80)(80)(28)(28)(16)
Number of texturing units1616565632
Number of ROPs1616161616
Processing power429 GFlops496 GFlops336 GFlops336 GFlops208 GFlops
Memory bandwidth53.3 GB/s72 GB/s57.6 GB/s44.8 GB/s57.6 GB/s
Number of transistors666 million666 million754 million754 million505 million
Die surface area196 mm²196 mm²324 mm²324 mm²225 mm²
Shader model supported4.
  • 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!