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Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review

Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Once the darling of the budget constrained computer gamer, nVidia's Geforce 9600GT has been pushed aside by AMD's mainstream HD4850 and the sudden swell in Crossfire supporting 4-series Intel motherboards.
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Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark Report Maximum Videocard Overclocking Results

Videocards

Stock Memory Stock Core Overclocked Memory
(MHz)
Overclocked Core
(MHz)
Ranking
(memory overclock)

High End Videocards

Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900XT 2000 743 2246 825
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD 1800 560 2132 665
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 1600 500 2060 675
Asus EN8800GT TOP/G/HTDP/512M/A 2000 700 2020 717
MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC 1900 660 2020 702
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 1700 575 2020 662
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 1800 575 2000 650
Palit 8800GT Super+ 1GB 1800 600 1930 750
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 1600 650 1772 702
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 1550 650 1600 682
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 1400 550 1612 675
MSI NX7900GT-VT2D256E-HD 1400 500 1527 575
Asus EN7900GT TOP/2DHT/256M/A 1440 520 1510 561
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 1700 550 1819 618
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 1200 500 1480 640
Asus EAX1950Pro/HTDP/256M/A 1400 560 1485 606
Gigabyte GV-NX78X256V-B 1200 430 1378 507
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E 1200 430 1371 504
Albatron GeForce 7800GTX 1200 430 1347 479
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A 1000 400 1248 463
Asus EN7800GT TOP Silent/2DHTV/256M 1240 420 1240 566
MSI RX850XT-TD256E 1080 520 1215 852
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 1000 350 1160 416
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 1000 500 1052 526

Mainstream Videocards

Foxconn 9600GT-512NOC 2000 700 2328

755

Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M 2000 720 2254 763
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 2016 675 2242 763
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 2000 700 2240 774
Palit 9600GT Sonic 512 2000 700 2240 765
Biostar V903GT52-NV1AN 1800 650 2200 775
Albatron 8600GT-256 1400 540 1760 712
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS* 1400 400 1752 680
MSI NX8600GT Twin Turbo 1600 600 1754 712
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC 1600 580 1730 708
Gigabyte NX76T256D-RH Silent 1400 560 1612 628
Asus EN7600GT Silent/2DHT/256M/A 1400 560 1596 635
MSI NX7600GT-VT2D256E 1400 540 1568 626
Asus EAX1600XT Silent/TVD/256M/A 1396 587 1530 691
PowerColor X1600XT Bravo 1396 587 1396 631
Asus EN6600GT/Silencer/HTD/256M/A 1040 520 1149 566
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E 1000 500 1130 563
ATi Radeon X800 XL 984 398 1113 441
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 990 500 1080 521
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 1000 500 1070 583
MSI RX800XL-VT2D256E 984 398 1068 421
PowerColor X700 Pro 864 425 1040 483
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 900 400 1030 623
Gigabyte GV-RX800L256V 984 398 1026 421
Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 864 420 904 491
Gigabyte GV-NX66T256DE 824 515 875 617
MSI NX6800 TD-128E 600 325 827 454

Entry Level Videocards

MSI NX8500GT-TD256E 800 450 1040 676
PowerColor X800GTO 702 398 756 438
Albatron GeForce 6600 512 500 300 550 490
PowerColor X700 532 398 532 461
Albatron PC6600LEQ 400 300 507 437

Ranked according to maximum overclocking memory result. Coming up with a criteria to rank the videocards was very difficult but we ended up ranking maximum memory speed. Memory bandwidth plays a key role in the overall performance of the videocard and realistically a GPU/VPU can never get enough no matter how it is designed. * The Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS has core and memory voltage options.

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:Overclocking the CPU and Memory, Overclocking the Videocard

The Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M Geforce 9600GT videocard ships from the factory pre overclocked to 720MHz/2000MHz GPU/memory. In the PCSTATS labs we overclocked the GPU a little higher to 763MHz before things fizzled out. The memory overclocked to a speed of 2254MHz.

Asus Pre-overclocked GeForce 9600GT

The Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M is a great mainstream videocard for under $160 CDN ($160 USD, £80 GBP), that's about $50 less than the new Radeon HD4850's will set you back.

If you're on a budget and crave DirectX10 gaming, the nVidia Geforce 9600GT family delivers, doubly so if you decide to team them up in SLI mode.

For it's class, Asus' Geforce 9600GT offers good results and an affordable sticker price. Aside from the pre-overclocked nature of the Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M, you're getting the same basic Geforce 9600GT feature set available in every other card. If you wish to overclock the EN9600GT further, PCSTATS was able to push the Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M to respectable 763MHz GPU, 2254MHz memory.

Noise levels were generally low to moderate while testing the Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M videocard. Given the choice between a sometimes loud single slot heatsink and a slightly quieter dual slot videocard cooler, we'd rather have the single slot heatsink to be honest.

In the face of the Radeon HD4850's, I think I would opt for that videocard if building an entirely new computer with a P45 motherboard. If you're already using an nForce based motherboard, or are looking to add a second Geforce 9600GT for SLI, the Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M is a good mainstream choice.

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Contents of Article: Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M
 Pg 1.  Asus EN9600GT Top/HTDI/512M Geforce 9600GT Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Power Consumption of Videocards
 Pg 3.  nVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Core and Overclocking
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 6.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 9.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  — Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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