BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX Graphics Card - HotHardware

BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX Graphics Card

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The BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX comes with a streamlined retail package, which incluldes a Quick installation guide, a DVI-to-VGA adapter, a Dual 4-pin Molex to 6-pin PCI Express power adapter, HDTV (component) cable and a Driver CD.  Those items aside, BFG leaves the card to stand on its own, deciding not to offer any free software or games with this model.

The BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX itself is not terribly flashy.  It has a standard green PCB, but BFG does back the memory and voltage regulators with heat sinks and the GPU with a custom cooler, yet appearances still seem a bit subdued.  Then again, it's the performance and features that should matter most.





For added performance, BFG takes this GeForce 9600 GT based card and raises the core clock speed from a default of 650MHz to 725MHz while raising the Shader Clock from 1625MHz to 1850MHz.  Backed with 512MB of GDDR3, BFG added 150MHz over the reference 1800MHz speed, clocking the memory at 1950MHz for 62.4GB/s of bandwidth.  The overclocked GPU helps deliver a Texture Fill Rate of 23.2 Billion/sec.





BFG names their cooling package the "ThermoIntelligence Custom Cooling Solution" which aims to significantly reduce GPU temperatures with a nickel plated copper base and finned cooler with center mounted, green illuminated fan.   Internal BFG tests show an 18'C reduction in load temperature over standard NVIDIA reference cooling, which is positive, no doubt.  This technology should aid the card in running at the higher clock speeds while maintaining stability.  Later on, we'll try to take things further and see if there is any more headroom left through overclocking.
 

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I love the cooler on that card. They used it for the 8800gt as well. I just got a 9600gt for my girlfriend and as all she really plays are source games and the sims which is cpu bound I'm very happy with it. Plays TF2 at 1280x1024 at all high settings without any lagging.

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 Kinda reminds me of the Zalman coolers.

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Yep, that's pretty much what you're looking at there is an aftermarket cooler but it's from ZEROtherm. :)

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Dave_HH:

Yep, that's pretty much what you're looking at there is an aftermarket cooler but it's from ZEROtherm. :)

 

They make a few nice looking gpu coolers. Good prices as well. I forgot about them.

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 lol. I think that may be a sign that I have been looking at to much hardware for to long.Geeked. Of course some of you have been doing this alot longer then meStick out tongue

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nelsoncp21:

 lol. I think that may be a sign that I have been looking at to much hardware for to long.Geeked. Of course some of you have been doing this alot longer then meStick out tongue

Yeah my girl still give me a look when I say a new graphics card looks bad a##.

 

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