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Chris0382
02-18-2008, 01:02 PM
I saw the 9600GT at Bestbuy yesterday for $229.

Looks like a much better option than any 8600GT available and via the below review, seems a good card slightly below the 8800GT performance.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1293/nvidia_geforce_96...94_tested/index.html (http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1293/nvidia_geforce_9600gt_512mb_g94_tested/index.html)

tjaika1910
02-18-2008, 09:03 PM
Is that better than the 9600pro?



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PapaLazarou.LoG
02-18-2008, 10:16 PM
To me the best thing about this card is that since the 5600 to 8600, the mid-range always had 128bit mem interfaces. 256bit is great news for this segment.
It's also good to see a good return to "the current midle end almost on pair or better than old high end on the performance side" policy, has it happened to the 7600gt vs 6800gt, or the 6600gt with an enormous advantage over the 5900 series. The same didn't happen with current 8600gt which lagged behind a 7900GS in practical use.
I guess things won't look good for ati if they put it bellow 38xx price. (now were are the .45 phenoms!?)

steiner562
02-18-2008, 10:22 PM
Nvidia are taking the piss another midlevel card,when does the new top of the range card arrive?

Chris0382
02-19-2008, 07:15 AM
9600pro

I believe the 9600 Pro is an old 2003 ATI model and is thus much weaker than the 9600GT from NVIDIA.

Deedsundone
02-19-2008, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by steiner562:
Nvidia are taking the piss another midlevel card,when does the new top of the range card arrive?

For Nvidia card,Geforce 9800 GX2 will be due to this quarter with a preliminary date set to march 11

Ati Radeon HD 4000-series are set to be launched sometimes in june but it´s possible that will change.

tjaika1910
02-21-2008, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Chris0382:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">9600pro

I believe the 9600 Pro is an old 2003 ATI model and is thus much weaker than the 9600GT from NVIDIA. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know, I had one of those. Just a little joke.

The card seems to be interesting, on level with last top class, resonable price and for the first time the midclass is released first in a new series.

Could be my next card, I have an older agp combo that is not to be upgraded anymore. I rather build a new PC and let the old be still running. Fascinating that a cheap old prossesor (AMD portable Athlon XP barton clocked up 50%) almost four years still is good enough for the most. My gfx card is a x850 xt card wich gives very nice image, I hope there is no downgrade in DVD playback, 3D etc in IQ going from radeon to nvidia.

stansdds
02-22-2008, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by steiner562:
Nvidia are taking the piss another midlevel card,when does the new top of the range card arrive?
When ATI puts out something that out performs the current Nvidia line up.

The 9600GT simply undercuts the performance and price of the ATI 3850. Nvidia is not pushing the envelope, they are simply staying 1/2 of a step ahead of ATI.

VMF-214_HaVoK
02-22-2008, 11:03 AM
The 9600GT seems to be a decent budget card. Here is a review- http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/501/

I think its was a dumb idea to use 9xxx series since ATI has already done it.

S!

p1ngu666
02-22-2008, 12:12 PM
ati announced some steep price cuts didnt they?

nice time for the midrange purchase now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif