While we did pretty consistently see the 1GB model beating out the 512MB one, the gains are so minimal that ultimately in-game you wouldn't notice the difference between the two. Even extremely intensive games like Crysis at 1920 x 1200 show no real performance increase.
With that said though, we understand that some people simply can't comprehend that 512MB is going to offer the same performance as 1GB, and since some people are so set on the idea, GIGABYTE like most other companies have to offer the option to prevent those buyers from going to another brand.
There is no way we would recommend a 1GB card 9600GT over a 512MB model to anyone, but the fact of the matter is if you're looking for a completely silent 1GB 9600GT then the GIGABYTE card is a good choice thanks to the cooling technology in place.
While it's not a card we would use, some people are going to love having the option of an overclocked 9600GT with 1GB of RAM that is completely silent. Fortunately, the hefty overclock that GIGABYTE has given the card makes it a worthwhile option over stock clocked 9600GTs along with showing just how effective their cooling package is.
We would have loved to have seen a full version game in the package along with a DVI to HDMI adapter, making the card an excellent choice for HTPC enthusiasts who want something that can do a bit of gaming while being completely silent. Hopefully GIGABYTE make note of this and think about it in future releases.
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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 [Benchmarks - 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 Tests]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 17 [Final Thoughts]
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