BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX Graphics Card - HotHardware

BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX Graphics Card

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HotHardware Test Bed
BFG
Hardware:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
(2.3GHz - Dual-Core)

MSI P35 Platinum Combo
(Intel P35 Express Chipset)

2x1GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
CL 6-6-6-15 - DDR-1300

BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX
512MB GDDR3

Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 Toxic  

512MB GDDR4

GeForce 8600 GTS

256MB GDDR3
WD740 "Raptor" HD
10,000 RPM SATA

Software:
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Catalyst 8.6
NVIDIA Forceware 175.19
DirectX Redist (November 2007)

Benchmarks Used:

DirectX
3DMark06 v1.1.0
Crysis
Company of Heroes
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

OpenGL
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming


3DMark Vantage

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which y isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the graphics cards here with 3DMark Vantage's default option, which uses a resolution of 1280 x 1024, with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering.







In the overall score, the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX fell 200 points below that of the Sapphire HD 3870 which sports higher fill rates and memory bandwidth.  With the GPU 1 test, both cards returned near identical performance while the Sapphire card held a 12% edge over the 9600 GT OCX in the GPU 2 test.  In all three tests, the popular GeForce 8600 GTS struggled to match the scores put up by the 9600 GT or 3870 by rather large margins across the board.

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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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