Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pookeyhead, 17 Jul 2009.
Well... ATI's fault.
Was it a 512mb card as XFX shop has a 1gb version for £82.
Looks like the same one that Scan have up for £120.
They also have 9600GT's for anyone on a tighter budget for £49.99
Edit - - - - plus P&P mind you.
Nope.. 512. Judging by Bit's review of the Gigabyte 1Gb version, the advantages aren't really that great anyway. Just bragging rights if you ask me, and at 1280x1024 would be a total waste of cash.
Ah well the links are up there now anyway in case anyone else is interested.
9600GT looks good for someone with a £50 budget.
Can't argue with £50 can you?
Course not, although there might be HD4830s for that price.
Still if not, the 9600GT is a great buy.
Just to jump on this thread, I have a <£60 budget for the GPU (the cheaper the better, within reason). All I'll be gaming on is Football Manager, FSX, The Sims 3 and maybe GTA IV. No resolutions above 1280x1024 probably, certainly not exceeding 1600x1200. I do, however, want the ability to run a GPU-unintensive game on one monitor whilst having the internet browser open on a second - dual DVI is essential. Up until now I'd thought the HD 4670 was the outright winner, now I hear a lot about the 9600 GSO.
What would people go for? I'm happy overclocking too if one card stands out in that field. If you mention a card, could you provide a link?
9600GSO and the 4670 have been on a par with each other to be honest with the 368mb version of the 9600gso having the edge.
The 9600GT that I linked to is slightly better again.
I bought two 9600GSO's for my kids machines and one of them never even got used as I upgraded my machine and handed down my 8800GT's to the kids. My daughter got on very well with the 9600GSO (XFX 9600GSO XXX) and it played all her games @1280x1024 perfectly. Gonna put both on the sales section at some stage.
Not sure if it will handle GTA 4 at that res though as its a bit of killer, if you keep draw distances down and turn some other stuff down it might do it.
What I don't like about the Nvidia's is the requirement to connect it to the PSU. Do you know if this - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400W-Corsair-Power-Series-PSU-ATX-PS-2-UK-Version-3-year-warranty - will fit the 9600GT?
Yes I forgot that the 4670 doesn't need any external power.
Scans specs for that PSU states that it has one 6 pin pci-e connector so should be fine with the 9600GT.
As Antony pointed out in the UK Sale Forum, a 9600GSO for £37. Granted, GDDR2 (as we ALL pointed out), but I doubt your missus will be after Crysis any time soon, and this thing will certainly handle WoW and EVE (FYI, I trialled WoW on a 7600GS with 256MB GDDR2 and had a perfectly playable framerate for 10 days, although that was at 1366x768).
Then why not get the DDR3 version (albeit with its older 8800GS moniker) for less here?
There's a slightly higher set of clocks on that one too! Gasp! Gosh-darn you, XFX, ruining Asus's plans!
Tbh, I think the retailers have been ordered to dump these cards ASAP. So, anyone need a budget card? Go nao!
I'd have gone with that cheap Gainward HD4850 GS, but whatever rocks your boat...
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