Conclusion: The ASUS 9600GT video card did not perform as well as I had expected it to. I realize that limiting the video memory to 512 mb of memory would take a small performance hit, but not near as much as I was seeing.
Excerpt: For the price range at $120 - $230, Asus EN9600 GT is the faster than any other graphic card. With the core clock at 650Mhz and 512MB of memory, Asus EN9600 GT will enable you to play most games at average quality settings depending on your computer resolution settings.
Summary: We doubt anyone will argue that ASUSTeK Computer products can be easily distinguished from the competitors’ solutions. Today we will talk about ASUS graphics card on an Nvidia GPU and will find out if anything makes it special.
Pros: Pre-overclocking covered by manufacturer warranty;, Excellent performance for its price range;, Wide range of supported FSAA modes;, Excellent quality of anisotropic filtering;, Hardware HD-video decoding and post-processing support;, 512MB of memory with 256bit bus;, PCI Express 2.0 support;, So...
Cons: Yields to more serious rivals in high resolutions;, Dual-slot cooling system;, No software for playback of HD video content bundled with the card.
Conclusion: In essence, it's really quite easy to sum up our thoughts about the EN9600GT Silent - If you want a passively cooled graphics board, and are happy with mid-range 3D rendering performance, then this board is the one for you.
Summary: Gaming Performance : This is a realm well covered by many other web sites, so there's little point for us to duplicate their efforts. We recommend the 9600GT reviews at TweakTown , [Hard]OCP , X-bit Labs , and AnandTech .
Pros: Good 3D Performance, Excellent high definition playback, Low load power consumption, Fanless and silent
Cons: Odd cooler design, High idle power consumption, HDMI video output needs improvement
Conclusion: With less than a month to the annual Computex IT trade show in Taipei, both ATI and NVIDIA are readying to unleash their next generation products to enthusiasts. ATI is expected to be quicker off the blocks this time round with its RV770 GPUs but since NVIDIA has managed to spring surprises on its...