Legit Video Card Reviews
EVGA, Palit and XFX GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Review
|Product:||NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 Graphics Cards|
|Date:||Thu, Feb 21, 2008 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
In the past, we didn't dedicate an entire page to video card temperatures, but since it seems that it has become an area of concern among enthusiasts and gamers, it will now be included. Using ATI Catalyst Control Center and GPU-Z to monitor the temperatures we were able to track the temperatures of the cards at idle and load.
With the ATI Tool open, the video card was rendering the object in the picture above and put a significant load on the graphics card. Each card was tested like this in a room that was 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Let's take a look to see how the GeForce 9600 GT video cards do against other ATI Radeon HD and GeForce 8 series graphics cards.
Benchmark Results: The Palit GeForce 9600 GT Sonic edition was by far the coolest card that we have tested to date. Palit has done a great job with the cooling solution and the dual slot cooler is awesome. With an idle temperature of 35C and a load temperature of 52C the Palit GeForce 9600 GT now leads the pack when it comes to cooling. The EVGA and XFX GeForce 9600 GT video cards scored nearly the same at 40C idle and 65C load, which isn't too bad for a single slot card, but they were 25% hotter than the Palit version.
Next Page - Power Consumption
Page 1 - GeForce 9 Series Cards Arrive
Page 2 - EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GT SSC
Page 3 - Palit 9600 GT Sonic
Page 4 - XFX GeForce 9600 GT (PV-T94P-YDF)
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 7 - Company of Heroes
Page 8 - World in Conflict
Page 9 - BioShock
Page 10 - Crysis
Page 11 - Call of Duty 4
Page 12 - 3DMark 2006
Page 13 - Lightsmark 2007
Page 14 - Temperatures
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions