GeForce 9500 GT briefly reviewed
Whether the site published incorrect clocks on the second page, or if this is a direct architectural comparison between the G92 and G84 cores remains to be seen (our guess is the earlier). Nevertheless, in 3DMark 06, the card improves the 8600 GT’s mark by a rough 800 points. In games such as Crysis and FEAR, the board leads by an average 5 FPS.
There will be two versions. One sporting GDDR2 memory at 900MHz and one with GDDR3 at 1600MHz. Both have 128-bit memory interfaces. The review posted at Chinese site zol.com.cn reveals performance which is just slightly better than GeForce 8600GT, which isn’t all that surprising since the specifications are quite similar.
Much like most cards of the GeForce 9 series, the main update isn’t performance, but PCIe 2.0, lower power consumption and an updated PureVideo HD. This mainly looks like an alternative for HTPCs, but the lack of HDMI and DisplayPort makes it a worse option than the ATI equivalents.