Summary: I'm a little undecided on what to say about the MSI N9600GT OC -T2D512 graphics card. On one hand, the whole package is nicely presented with lots of accessories and bundled games. The performance from the slightly overclocked GPU and memory should be enough to attract the mainstream gamer. However, the overall performance is a little below what I had expected.
Pros: - Overclocked GPU and memory, - Great bundles and accessories, - Good performance
Summary: For the vast majority of gamers this card is going to be ideal. Those looking for a super powerful graphics card may have to wait or buy one of the high-end options from the previous series, but the MSI GeForce 9600GT is an excellent choice for decent mid-range gaming.
Pros: Price, high speed shader clock, factory overclocked core and memory speeds
Cons: Lower texture fill rate, not a high-end card
Conclusion: It's early days since the introduction of the GeForce 9600 GT but from what we found on online retailers like Newegg, prices have quickly plunged from the launch price set by NVIDIA. The competitive market, with ATI's own recent price cut, has made this a good time to buy. A mainstream price of around US$150 now also entices consumers to finally upgrade their graphics cards, especially as the mediocre GeForce 8600 series probably turned off some previously.
Excerpt: Intro Erst vor wenigen Tagen stellte NVIDIA ihre neue Mainstream-Version GeForce 9600 GT offiziell vor und wir konnten euch am Tag der Vorstellung einen ersten Testbericht in Form der ASUS EN9600GT liefern. Das neue Produkt schlug sich im Quervergleich zum Mitbewerb betrachtet, sehr gut und wird nur wenige Tage nach der offiziellen Vorstellung, teils schon zu Preisen von 138 Euro bei Händlern gelistet.