The 9600GT continues to impress, even under a completely stock setup. The Albatron offering we've got here today is one of the cheapest 9600GTs that we've looked at, and if you're looking for no frills performance on a bit of a budget then this is the kind of setup you want.
If you take some time to download Riva tuner you will find yourself getting to that 700MHz core/2000MHz DDR memory clock that we see on some of the higher overclocked offerings like the VViKOO one we saw in the graphs today.
Sure, Albatron could have gone for an aftermarket cooler or added a full version game, but instead they have a well performing card that offers a good price. While on the topic of price, the 9600GT offerings without any real bundle continue to come in around 20% cheaper than the HD 3870. Considering at most the HD 3870 might get 10% on the 9600GT and more often than not scoring around the same as the Albatron 9600GT, you may find yourself having trouble justifying the HD 3870 over the 9600GT.
The only time you would probably find yourself picking up a HD 3870 over the 9600GT is if you are looking at going down the Crossfire path as the Intel based chipsets still seem to be the weapon of choice for people who want a nice quick trouble free system.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package and Card]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark06]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR)]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Crysis]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3]
- Page 11 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - XP]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10 - XP]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict - XP]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3 - XP]
- Page 16 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode Two HDR) - XP]
- Page 17 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 18 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 19 [Final Thoughts]
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