Thursday, January 10, 2008

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Benchmarked

Expreview has published some 3D benchmarks of the NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 9600 GT card.The site published a photo of a system with a GeForce 9600 GT 512MB graphics card. The card features a 650MHz core, 1625MHz shaders and 1800MHz memory.

The below results were found on system having QX9650 (333MHz x 9) CPU, Asus Maximus Formula ROG X38 DDR3 motherboard and Geil 1GBX2 DDR2 800MHz 4-4-4-10-1T memory.They used Windows Vista Ultimate and NVIDIA ForceWare 169.25WHQL drivers.

The performance of this GeForce 9600 GT is quite impressive to replace the existing GeForce 8600 GT cards but can't beat the the high-end cards.Inspite of that the result is pretty attractive and would give Radeon HD 3850/3670 a run for its money.

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X-Factor said...

Not bad, but why do they call it a 9600GT? Shouldn't it be more like the 8700GT. It annoys me that nvidia has a long history of what I would consider deceptive marketing. It started with the Geforce 4mx series, which was nothing more than a souped up Geforce2, not even a 3. Then they had the 5xxx series, which most of them could not keep up with the original Geforce4's (discounting the deceptive mx). SO now we have it again. Labeling a higher model that doesn't keep up with the previous...

Anonymous said...

Your slightly wrong. Of course companies will try to market their products to sell but if you look it says that the card beats the 8600GT. This is their lowest end card being released of the 9000 series. They should release more cards such as the 9800GT and 9800GTX like in the 8000 series. those should beat the current 8000 series counterparts. also this is more of a reply to ATI's 3800 series which are more cheap mid-ranged cards. nvidia still has the crown for top end cards but ATI is trying to appeal to the masses as many gamers cannot drop 500-1000 bucks on gettin SLIed 8800GTXs.

Anonymous said...

I'd have to agree with the mislabeling of 9600 as something appearing to outperform the 8800. It's probably not intentional. However, consumers would look at the 8800 and find that it would cost more in some cases and get confused.

If you're not an expert, a newbie looking to enter the market, you would get confused. Newbies generally would not know that the 9800 is to be released and is meant to replace the 8800.

In some cases, the awkward numbering would cause newbies to then explore ATI products and then nvida loses a sale.

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