NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Launch and 3-Way Shootout
Half Life 2 : Episode Two
The 9600 GT handles Half Life 2 beautifully, and even can run this title at 2560 x 1600 at very playable speeds, although I found 1920 x 1200 to be the sweet spot. In this title, the 9600 GT is neck and neck with the more expensive GeForce 8800 GT card at lower resolutions, although the 8800 GT uses its horsepower to grab victories when the resolution gets pushed higher. Nevertheless, in this title, the 9600 GT boasts visible performance gains over the Radeon HD3870/3850 lineup.