Gigabyte GeForce 9600 GT

A speedy, overclocked card

NVIDIA's GeForce 9600 GT looked like a winner at launch. Then AMD waltzed up and slapped NVIDIA around with the Radeon HD 4800.

Its effect was to push some very powerful 3D hardware below the £100 barrier. That's made life a lot harder for the plucky little 'GT.

To counter this, Gigabyte has wheeled out this impressive factory overclocked revision. For starters, the core and shader clocks have been bumped from 650MHz and 1,650MHz respectively to 720MHz and 1,800MHz. Memory speeds are also up from 1.8GHz to 2GHz.

Full article

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

Impressive performance. Effective cooling

Cons

Up against some tough competition

Verdict

A well-tweaked card which more than justifies its price tag

Graphics core clockspeed

700

API support

DirectX 10 OpenGL 2.1

Graphics memory type

DDR3 SDRAM

Graphics memory clock

1.8

Graphics memory

512

Video output

DVI-I HDTV

Features

Shader Model 4.0; PureVideo HD; Cooling fan

Review Policy
All MusicRadar's reviews are by independent product specialists, who are not aligned to any gear manufacturer or retailer. Our experts also write for renowned magazines such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Computer Music, Future Music and Rhythm. All are part of Future PLC, the biggest publisher of music making magazines in the world.

Comment on Facebook