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#1 Chris_UK333

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:44 AM

Hi all, the 9600 GT is supposed to be out soon and apparently this is true...

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Features - Launch Close
ChileHardware published slides yesterday claiming the GeForce 9600 requires a 400W power supply that requires 26A on the 12V rail. Unlike previous mid-range GeForce cards, the D9M will require a 6-pin supplementary power connector, so get those power supplies upgraded if need be. The 9600 GT's core will be clocked at 650MHz and connect to memory over a 256-bit bus running at 900MHz, DailyTech notes. It's not yet known how many unified-shader Stream Processors the chip will contain. A single GeForce 9600 video card requires a 400W power supply with 26A on the +12V rail.


If it is true, will this power supply work with it?

http://www.microdire...nt-ATX-12V.aspx

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:46 AM

The power supply recommendations are usually for worst case scenarios. I was running an X1900 on a cheap 400w power supply with no problems, even though they recommend at least a 450w PSU. The one you listed will be more than enough. In fact, I am using a 520W power supply with a 2900Pro, which uses a lot more power than the 9600 will.

Edited by brandon, 18 February 2008 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:53 AM

http://www.techpower...8800_GS/25.html

Go for that card. It's out now, performs very well, and is cheaper than the 9600GT will be, with similar performance.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:57 AM

http://www.techpower...8800_GS/25.html

Go for that card. It's out now, performs very well, and is cheaper than the 9600GT will be, with similar performance.


Thanks a lot man!

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:58 AM

No prob dude. Why wait, and end up paying more for something that doesn't outperform what is available now?

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:59 AM

No prob dude. Why wait, and end up paying more for something that doesn't outperform what is available now?


Very true :)

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 10:10 AM

Very true :)

Is the ATI Radeon HD 3870 XT Extreme 512MB GDDR4 better? Would my power supply be ok with this?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:39 PM

The 3870 actually uses slightly less power than the 9600GT.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:12 PM

The 3870 actually uses slightly less power than the 9600GT.


i see, so which would you go for 3870 xt or 9600 gt?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

3870 hands down. Not only is it faster than the 9600GT, it uses slightly less power, and it can be paired up with a 3870X2 so you can run three cards in Crossfire.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:13 PM

3870 hands down. Not only is it faster than the 9600GT, it uses slightly less power, and it can be paired up with a 3870X2 so you can run three cards in Crossfire.


thanks a lot brandon, been a big help. going to order the 3870 xt :) :b33r: cheers




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