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.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- 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]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Ghost Recon Wildlands adds permadeath with 'Ghost Mode'
- Razer making Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite arcade sticks
- Windows 10 Pro for just $12.41, Office 2016 Pro only $28.10
- Gorilla Glass 6 engineered to 'survive multiple drops'
- Twitter had 115 billion impressions for the World Cup
- ASROCK C2750D4I BMC Self Test Failure
- OWC Travel Dock Review
- Asrock a320m dgs eveything stuttering even cs go drops 15-20 fps
- Biostar X470GTN Gaming (AMD X470) Motherboard Review
- Asrock X399 + Watercooling help needed please
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit