PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Review

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Box, Bundle and Test System

Bundle

PNY Verto 9600 GT

The bundle that PNY ships with their Verto 9600 GT is just the basics, which is the way to do it if you’re after the value conscious shopper. Included is a pair of DVI to D-Sub adapters, RGB cable, and S-Video cable. Also we have the manual and driver CD. Adding games only serves to increase the price of the overall package so for a card costing just $150, less really is more.

PNY Verto 9600 GT

As far as the box goes, it’s pretty basic with the card model and amount of memory clearly displayed on the front.

Test Setup

Test System

The test system was running Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit with all available Microsoft updates including the hotfixes required for enthusiast video cards to run correctly. NVIDIA Forceware 169.28 beta drivers were used on all of the GeForce 8800 series graphics cards, and 175.16 used for the 9600 GT. ATI Catalyst 8.3 drivers were used for all ATI cards. All results shown in the charts are averages of at least three runs from each game or application used. Memory timings were set to 1000MHz 4-5-4-15. The XFX GeForce 8800 GTX were standard modles and the GeForce 8800 GTS were the Palit 1GB Sonic SLI Video Cards.

Keep in mind that we are using FRAPS for many of our tests and the results can vary a few percent since these are not scripted runs.

 

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770

Motherboard

XFX nForce 780i SLI

Memory

Crucial PC2-8500 2GB

Video Card

See Above

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150GB

Cooling

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme

Power Supply

Thermaltake ToughPower 1000W 

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

 

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