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Palit 9600GT Sonic 512MB Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review

Palit 9600GT Sonic 512MB Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Palit's tweaking makes the 9600GT Sonic roughly at par with nVidia's Geforce 8800GTS (650 MHz core / 970 MHz mem). The Geforce 9600GT features 64 stream processors, supports SLI and is PCI Express 2.0 and HDCP compliant.
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External Mfg. Website: Palit Feb 21 2008   Max Page  
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Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR, HD Content Playback

ID Software Quake 4 1.3

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Quake 4 1.3 Custom Demo:
UQ 1600x1200 AA:

FPS

Ranking
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (2x AA) 153.7
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (4x AA) 134.9
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8x AA) 128
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8xQ AA) 106.5
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16x AA) 131.1
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16xQ AA) 94.3
UQ 1600x1200 AF:

FPS

Ranking
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (2x AF) 165.5
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (4x AF) 165.9
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8x AF) 165.7
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16x AF) 165.3
UQ 1600x1200 AA & AF:

FPS

Ranking
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (4X AA, 4xAF) 137
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 105.2
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16xQ AA, 16xAF) 91.6

If you like first person shooters and want to play with AA/AF enabled, the Palit 9600GT Sonic videocard will keep you happy. Look at those framerates with everything enabled 91.6FPS! AF has literally no impact by itself, so we're dropping it from this benchmark from now on.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
1600x1200 AA:

FPS

Ranking
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (2x AA) 101
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (4x AA) 77
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8x AA) 69
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8xQ AA) 46
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16x AA) 68
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16xQ AA) 40
1600x1200 AF: Points Ranking
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (2x AF) 135
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (4x AF) 137
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8x AF) 135
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16x AF) 135
1600x1200 AA & AF: Points Ranking
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (4X AA, 4xAF) 77
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 46
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 (16xQ AA, 16xAF) 40

In FEAR, turning AA on all the way really kills the Palit 9600GT Sonic's framerates. Moderate levels of AA still produce a brilliant picture with decent framerates.

High Definition Content Playback

Source: AMD.com

Playing high definition content on current generation PCs can bog down even the fastest processors because there is more data to handle. To test PureVideo's HD accelerating capabilities, we played a High Definition 720P amd 1080i version of "the Discoverers" back through Windows Medial Player 11. CPU utilization was monitored during playback through Task Manager to give a general indication of system load.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportHigh Definition Content Playback Utilization Results

720p Resolution:

1080i Resolution:

With the Palit 9600GT Sonic, CPU usage is remains very low for both the 720p and 1080i tests in general; load ranges between 8-14%. No matter what you run, CPU load still allows applications to run in the background while providing smooth video playback.

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Contents of Article: Palit 9600GT Sonic
 Pg 1.  Palit 9600GT Sonic 512MB Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVIDIA G94 GeForce 9600GT Core
 Pg 3.  Display Port, HDMI and Optical SPDIF Outputs
 Pg 4.  Videocard Power Consumption Measurements
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the quick Asus Videocard
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 9.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 10.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 11.  — Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4, FEAR, HD Content Playback
 Pg 12.  PCSTATS Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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