Albatron GeForce 9600GT-512X Video Card ReviewFri, May 16, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Up Close And Personal
As we take a look at the Albatron GeForce 9600GT-512x, you can see that Albatron really has gone with a rather plain looking exterior for the card. No monsters or half-naked cartoon women or anything like that on this card. Just the nVidia logo and the Albatron logo that is on the fan.
It is also obvious that this card is a single-slot card, with a single fan to cool the card.
The back of the card is bare, so you can see that there are twelve screws that are securing the front case, fan, and heatsinks that are under the case.
On the rear of the Albatron 9600GT-512x we find the dual DVI-I outputs for connection to analog and digital PC monitors and HDTVs, a 7-pin analog video-out port that supports S-Video directly, plus composite and component (YPrPb) outputs via an optional dongle.
The 9600GT series of cards use one 6-pin power connecter from your power suuply, unlike the 9800 series, which takes two 6-pin connectors. If you do not have a 6-pin on your power supply, Albatron supplies an adaptor for you to use, as you will see when we look at the bundle that comes with the card.
Let’s take a look under the hood!
Once you open up the card, you can see that Albatron used PLENTY of thermal paste to make sure the card was able to be cooled properly.
At the top left, we see the SLi connector. We can also see the DDR3 chips surrounding the graphics chip.
The GDDR3 memory IC’s that are used on the Albatron 9600GT-512x are Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ1A, which are rated at 1000MHz, which means we should be able to overclock the memory as the reference clocks are 900MHz.
Once we cleared off the 675MHz G94 core, we are able to see that our card is powered by a core that is labeled G94-300A1.