GeForce 9600 GT benchmarked
The card?s frequency is 650/1625/1800MHz(core/shader/mem), using PCB design P545, GPU codename is ?G94-300″, made by TSMC?s 65nm process technology. Like 8800GT, the black cooler also made by CoolerMaster. The internal driver for 9600GT is out today(deep inside the industry), we will get it later, so we have to mod the Device ID into 169.25WHQL?s NV_disp.inf. And the driver fully support the card. After the mod we managed to run a comparison test between G94 and two G92. The card?s performance is similar to 8800GS. But 8800GS is only a temporarily NVIDIA weapon fighting with ATI?s HD3850. 9600GT is a long term product for replacing the 8600GT family. So how did you think about the incoming war between HD 3850\HD 3670 and 9600GT?
There is no word on pricing yet, but we should expect it to be around par with the 8800 GS. Unfortunately we can’t do a direct comparison with the HD 3670 yet, as Expreview didn’t test it at default resolution (and the drivers were supposedly buggy)… Though for reference, an average HD 3850 will score around the 9,400 mark.