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ASUS GeForce 9600GT 512MB

Michael Larabel

Published on 21 March 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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In late February NVIDIA had introduced the GeForce 9 series with the introduction of the mid-range GeForce 9600GT 512MB graphics card. Earlier this week they then introduced the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card, which consists of two NVIDIA GPUs bridged together with SLI support. We have been quiet on how the GeForce 9 series performs under Linux, but this morning we are providing our initial GeForce 9600GT results using an ASUS EN9600GT TOP HDMI and comparing its Linux desktop performance to its GeForce 8 sibling and the ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870. On Windows the GeForce 9600GT has been able to outperform the Radeon HD 3850/3870, but on Linux an entirely different story is rendered.

GeForce 9600GT Features:

- 650MHz Core Clock
- 1625MHz Shader Clock
- 900MHz Memory Clock
- 512MB GDDR3 Memory
- 256-bit Memory Interface
- 57.6GB/s Memory Bandwidth
- PureVideo HD
- HybridPower Technology
- SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Support
- Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
- PCI Express 2.0

ASUS EN9600GT TOP HDMI 512MB:

- HDCP Compliant
- Dual Dual-Link DVI Support
- ASUS Exclusive Glaciator Fansink
- Included HDMI Adapter
- 10% Factory Overclocked

Contents:

The ASUS EN9600GT TOP arrived in a package similar to the previously reviewed ASUS EN8600GT OC Gear. On the front of the package were various logos for different features on this graphics card as well as heavily publicizing the Glaciator Fansink, which is an ASUS-exclusive, and the fact that this graphics card core is factory overclocked to 720MHz in comparison to the 650MHz reference clock. Found inside the box was an HDMI adapter/SPDIF cable instruction guide, audio cable, two ASUS driver CDs, graphics card manual, one VGA to DVI adapter, one HDMI adapter, two molex to 6-pin PCI-E power adapter, and one component video output adapter.

Unlike some 9600GT graphics cards that feature an integrated HDMI connector, the ASUS EN9600GT TOP does not. However, a DVI to HDMI adapter is included. If you wish to have pass-through audio with HDMI, the included audio cable must be connected from the graphics card to the originating audio source. In contrast to AMD's recent Radeon graphics cards, the GeForce 9600GT doesn't have an integrated APU.

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