Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details
you need to see at a glance to know how the various videocards tested perform
relative to each other. The chart we've compiled below lists the highest
overclocked core and memory clock speeds we were able to achieve while
maintaining 100% stability. Results are grouped by GPU class, and ranked by
highest memory overclock to lowest.
9600GT-512NOC Geforce 9600GT videocard ships from the factory pre overclocked to
700MHz/2000MHz GPU/memory. In the PCSTATS labs we overclocked the GPU a little
higher to 755MHz before things fizzled out. The memory rose to the challenge
with a speed of 2328MHz!
Foxconn's Pre-overclocked GeForce 9600GT
9600GT-512NOC Geforce 9600GT is a great mainstream videocard with overclocking
potential... and this can also be said about virtually every reference 9600GT
If you're craving DirectX10 gaming goodness and a
videocard that can handle all the eye candy, the nVidia Geforce 9600GT certainly
For it's class, the Geforce 9600GT offers great gaming
results, and comes with an affordable sticker price of $195 CDN ($195 USD, £118 GBP).
In the overclocking tests PCSTATS was able to push the
Foxconn 9600GT-512NOC to 755MHz GPU, 2328MHz memory.
A lot of people automatically assume reference heatsinks
aren't up to snuff, yet we found the heatsink that nVidia ships with its
reference Geforce 9600GTs to be more than satisfactory. Noise wasn't much of an
issue, but the fan is certainly audible when the videocard's under heavy 3D
load. Given the choice between a some-times loud single slot heatsink and a
slightly quieter dual slot videocard cooler, we'd rather have the single slot
heatsink any day.
The only shortcoming with this reference-based Geforce
9600GT, and indeed many reference 9600GTs, is that no HDMI-to-DVI adaptor or
2-pin SP/DIF audio jumper cable are included. As Youtube.com gains in
popularity, and DVD's breath their dying breath, it only makes sense to invest
in a videocard that can output video in both standard definition and high
definition quality. The Foxconn 9600GT-512NOC has that capability, and comes
with a Component Output breakout box to that effect. An HDMI adaptor would have
been icing on the cake.
On the strength of its overclockability, and price, the
pre-overclocked Foxconn 9600GT-512NOC videocard is a great reference-based
Geforce 9600GT videocard worthy of your consideration.