The Chaintech 9600GT is a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Pulling it out of the box, it doesn't look like much more than a standard 9600GT. Even with the mention of OC on the box, you don't expect too much; 650/675MHz on the core, maybe.
Upon firing the card up and running 3DMark06, we had to make sure we weren't dealing with an 8800GT here. The card absolutely flies along with the 735MHz core, which is the highest out of the box core clock we've seen to date.
Chaintech could quickly become a strong competitor in the graphics card market for people looking at out of the box performance. At the moment, if you want a big OC you're best to look at the TOP series of cards from ASUS, the AMP! Edition series from Zotac and OC2 or OCX cards from BFG Tech.
The bundle is a bit on the light side in the games department, but the inclusion of the HDMI adapter is always a nice touch. The only thing Chaintech need now is a cool naming scheme for their OC line-up.
If you're looking for an ultra fast 9600GT out of the box, the Chaintech offering could be the one to get. The only problem we have with the Chaintech card is that it's not available in Australia; fortunately if you're over in the U.S. you're going to have a bit more luck in getting one.
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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 - World in Conflict]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Crysis]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3]
- Page 10 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - XP]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10 - XP]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict - XP]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3 - XP]
- Page 15 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 17 [Final Thoughts]
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