NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Launch and 3-Way Shootout
While the G94 has less stream processors compared to the G92 featured in the GeForce 8800 GT, we don’t see a huge decrease in power consumption. Under heavy load, we see about a 10 Watt difference between a stock clocked 8800 GT and a stock clocked GeForce 9600 GT and our overclocked GeForce 9600 GT cards close that gap a little. In general, power consumption for these new GeForce 9600 GT cards is very tolerable, although we didn’t see any large gains in efficiency like we would have hoped for. All of our GeForce 9600 GT cards consumed slightly more power compared to the AMD Radeon HD3870/3850 cards we tested.