I'm quite a fan of the 9600GT from Foxconn for the plain fact that you get these meaty out of the box clocks without having to move to a big dual slot solution. The only other 9600GT that we've seen offer this kind of setup is the AMP! Edition from Zotac which impressed us as well.
The only real problem with the 9600GT is trying to find the thing. It doesn't seem to pop up on our local price search engines and the only place that seems to stock it in the states is New Egg. Mind you, it's New Egg so it's not exactly some random store we haven't heard of before.
The package is a bit bland and boring, but when comparing to other brands in the states the price is pretty competitive with it sitting around the same price as brands like ASUS and MSI who carry no overclock on the particular model in the same price bracket.
Foxconn seem to be pretty serious about the graphics card market these days; the same can be said about the motherboard market as well with some very impressive boards being displayed at trade shows around the world.
The only real grip with the card is the lack of color that we normally see from Foxconn cards. Hopefully this plain design doesn't stay around for long and we go back to the funky colors.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark06]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR)]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Crysis]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3]
- Page 12 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - XP]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10 - XP]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict - XP]
- Page 16 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3 - XP]
- Page 17 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR) - XP]
- Page 18 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 19 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 20 [Final Thoughts]
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