Asus 9600 GT - G94 unveiled

Test Setup

Test Setup
To test all of our GPU's, we use a system that bottlenecks them as little as possible. here's the trusty test rig:
Please note that we have set the overclock on the Q6600 to be able to keep our test setup fairly consistent as the speeds of CPU's increase in the near future. 
Benchmarks Used
Again, Overclock3D has revised it's benchmark setup to really test the new DX10 GPU's, while still including some old favourites in there:
games tested
Synthetic Benchmarks
Please note all Synthetic benchmarks were run at stock settings; just as the free ones would be, as well as 1920 x 1200, with 4 x AA added. All benchmarks are repeated three times for consistency.
FutureMark 3DMark03
FutureMark 3DMark05
FutureMark 3DMark06
Gaming Benchmarks
All gaming benchmarks are run through at a demanding stage of the game with no savepoints to affect FPS. These are manual run-though's approximating 3 minutes and all gaming benchmarks are run three times through the same points for consistency. We hope that this gives an accurate and interesting depiction of "real-life" gaming situations. Note the resolutions and AA each game was run at.
All gaming tests were performed in Windows Vista Ultimate, under DX10 if available.
Call of Duty 4 - 1920 x 1200, 4 x AA set in-game
Oblivion - 1920 x 1200, 4 x AA set in drivers and HDR set on in-game. Settings on "Ultra"
F.E.A.R. - 1920 x 1200, 4 x AA set in game, soft shadows enabled
Bioshock - 1920 x 1200, all settings to maximum in-game
Unreal Tournament 3 - all settings set to maximum in-game
Company of Heroes - DirectX10 patch. 1920 x 1200 with in game settings as here.
Crysis - 1680 x 1050, all in-game settings set to "High"
Again, all game run-through's are repeated three times for consistency and accuracy.
We hope that this represents a good band of games and benchmarks for people wanting a performance overview of gaming at this current time.
Cards tested
Here are the cards tested in the benchmarking:
Asus 9600 GT. GPU: 650MHz. Memory: 900MHz (2000MHz). Stream processor clock: 1650MHz.
Asus 8800 GT Top Edition. GPU: 700Mhz. Memory: 1000MHz (2000MHz). Stream processor clock: 1650MHz
XFX 8800 GTS 512 XXX Alpha Dog Edition. GPU: 678Mhz. Memory:  986 (1972MHz). Stream processor clock: 1650MHz.
Powercolor HD3850. GPU:  720Mhz. Memory: 900MHz (1800MHz).  Stream processor clock: 690Mhz.
MSI 8800GTX. GPU: 575Mhz. Memory: 900 (1800). Stream processor clock: 1350MHz.
Note that we did have an 8800 GTS in for testing but unfortunately there was a hardware issue with the card and as such we could not include the results from this card.
Overclocking of all of the Nvidia cards tested was performed in the Nvidia drivers using the Ntune add-on.
The 9600 GT was tested using Nvidia beta drivers 171.16
For the previously released cards the Nvidia drivers used in the testing were ForceWare Release 169 WHQL and ATI drivers were ATI Catalyst™ 7.12 Display Driver for Windows Vista (32 bit)
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Most Recent Comments

21-02-2008, 08:54:27

OK, let's try again

Enjoy Quote

21-02-2008, 09:23:28

Nice review fella. Shame the card isn't much cop. Sounds like Nvidia got a bit lazy :/Quote

21-02-2008, 09:35:02

Aye. It's good, just not up to par of a "next gen card" in my opinionQuote

21-02-2008, 09:43:37

After seeing the slick-look of the 8800GT stock cooler (looks alone), after not liking the double-slot coolers, the fan-on-a-card appearance to me looks awful >.<

One heck of an oc on that sucker mind u. Bit of a breathe of fresh air from the latest GT/GTS cards, which were woeful clockers imo - and tempremental in the process.

There`s only one thing that holds this mid-range card back for me, cos I do think it seems like a good mid-gamer (rts, tame fps, media), and that`s it`s price in comparison with the ATI variety that can beat it in performance.

Around £127 with £150ish GT out there.. I dunno.

Thanks for the read m8.

The audio work well on the hdmi ?Quote

21-02-2008, 09:52:53

Hmm looks like it didn't do well, not a very good start to the 9 series

Looking forward to the 9800 review though Quote

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