The GeForces demonstrated clear superiority in Supreme Commander, with the cards taking the first three steps on the podium. The 9600 GT was close behind the 8800 GT - a fine performance in the light of the price spread in this segment. However it wasn't the best game for analyzing this card's behavior.
I see the lowest priced 9600GT at $90, %65 after rebate, with free Far Cry 2.
Not bad at all.