We've checked out ATI's Radeon HD 4550 low-end graphics card already and found it to be a nice solution for Linux users on a budget, but how does NVIDIA's competitor contend? In this review we are looking at the NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT from Sparkle. This graphics card has 1GB of DDR2 memory along with DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort connectors.
- NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT GPU
- 550MHz Core Clock
- 800MHz Memory Clock
- 1350MHz Shader Clock
- 1024MB of 128-bit DDR2
- PCI Express 2.0
- DisplayPort & HDMI Connectors
This is our first time looking at a graphics card from Sparkle Computer, but we were pleased with the packaging. On the outside you will just find the usual graphics and lists of features for the graphics card, while included inside was the generic quick start guide, Windows driver CD, DVI to VGA adapter, and an audio header cable so that the graphics card can direct sound through the HDMI interface. The single-slot graphics card was protected by ESD bubble wrap.