Gigabyte 9600 GT £120

1st May 2008 | 08:53

Gigabyte 9600 GT

It's time to look at Gigabyte's entry, a bog-standard 9600GT. And while it doesn't quite match some rival cards in terms of performance, it's still a contender.

MusicRadar rating:

4 stars

As a budget solution, this Gigabyte card does the job well enough, but for just a tad more money you could do much better

Like:

Good price; Decent connectivity

Dislike:

Lacklustre performance; Lower memory speeds

It's time to look at Gigabyte's entry, a bog-standard 9600GT. And while it doesn't quite match some rival cards in terms of performance, it's still a contender.

The GPU clock is only 50MHz lower than the overclocked Palit 9600GT Sonic offering, but it's the memory speed that really takes a hit - dropping from 2GHz down to 1.8GHz.

Crysis and 3DMark06 both clocked impressive results, but couldn't match other rival card's raw performance, with 3DMark06 dropping significantly, and inevitably a low frame rate in Crysis. The price tag is roughly the same on both cards, and while there's only a few quid in it, it's still bad news for Gigabyte's card.

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