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PALIT Geforce 9600GSO Sonic


Author:  Matthew Homan
Date:  2008.05.30
Topic:  Video
Provider:  PALIT
Manufacturer:  PALIT






PALIT Geforce 9600GSO Sonic

Palit

A Closer Look:

Taking a closer look at the PALIT 9600GSO, we see that it is a dual slot graphics card similar to the other graphics card TWL has recently reviewed (ATI’s 3870). The PALIT 9600GSO comes with all aluminum casing which hides the inter-workings of the graphics card and gives a solid very sturdy look to the card. Also the heat pipe heat-sink to help disipate the heat from the GPU when the user chooses to over clock the GPU. The GPU fan was very quite which was not able to be heard once the case wall was installed.

package
side-card
card
card-back
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Software

The graphics card came with a driver CD which allows you to load divers for the graphics card. After these drivers were loaded, we went to Geforce.com and downloaded the latest. The software came with VTune overclocking software which allowed us to very easily change the clock speed of the GPU. This proved to be very handy.

vtuneprop
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Test System:

For doing out testing, we are going to be using the AMD Phenom 9600 quad core processor with GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G motherboard from TWL review of the 4850e review. The operating system of choice was Windows Vista Ultimate to get full advantage of DirectX 10.1.

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard
AMD Phenom 9600 @ 2300 MHz
PALIT Geforce 9600GSO
2GB Corsair XMS DDR2 800 5-5-5-15
Western Digital 120Gig SATA HD
AOpen DVD Burner
Corsair TX 750 WATT PSU
Windows Vista x86 Ultimate
DirectX version 10
Nvidia driver: GeForce Release 175 version 175.16

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