“The 9600 GSO has been out for a while now, but we haven’t really seen many of them around. The first one we saw was from Palit and carried with it a large 768MB of memory with quite a hefty overclock to boot. At the same time, it did have some issues in our test bed. While we loved the card, we probably didn’t really get to have as close a look as we normally would.
We all know that the 9600 GSO is nothing more than an 8800 GS with a new name, but how does the card sit in the current market? Is it something worth considering or should we just opt for the slightly more expensive 9600GT?”
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- GeForce 9800 GTX+ SLI tested @ Guru of 3D
- XFX GTX 260 XXX SLI Performance @ Overclock3D
- ATI Catalyst 8.7 Analysis – XP & Vista @ Tweaktown
- Crossfire performance in Vista with Catalyst 8.7 @ Neoseeker
- PowerColor HD4870 512MB PCI-E @ Overclock3D
- Asus Trinity Tri-GPU Graphics Prototype @ Hot Hardware
- Sapphire HD 4870 Review @ OCC
- Palit HD 4870 512MB Video Card Reviewed @ TheTechLounge
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 TOXIC: better than reference @ HEXUS
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB review @ Elite Bastards
- VisionTek HD 4870 512MB Video Card @ TheTechLounge
- Sapphire HD4870 Review @ High Tech Reviews
Taking a glance at the nVIDIA 9600 GSO 384MB card, you would think it utterly useless next to the 9600 GT. The GT is on a more familiar 512MB bus, and has a full 512MB of memory, the clock is 650MHz and 1800MHz as opposed to the GSO’s 550MHz and 1600MHz. They seem so close together that there is no reason to even consider the GSO. Looking at Tweaktown’s review does reveal an interesting fact. The GSO can be had for around $120, the GT for about 20% more (except for a few nice deals currently), but they only differ in performance by about 10%.