Not quite as good as the November-December deals, but not bad. $50 after a $40 rebate at Frys.com. Plus Sales Tax and shipping, but eligible for in-store pickup (no shipping). This is the same deal as last month that expired on Feb. 16th. More shaders (96 vs 48), smaller memory interface (192-bit vs 256-bit), and slower core clock (550 MHz vs 650 MHz) than the recent (Newegg) EVGA 512 MB deal.
NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support NVIDIA SLI® -Ready1 16x full-screen anti-aliasing True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting NVIDIA Quantum Effects™ physics processing technology Two Dual-Link DVI outputs supporting dual 2560x1600 resolution displays NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology1 HDCP Capable2 PCI Express 2.0 support OpenGL® 2.1 support NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Outputs: DVI + DVI + HDTV 1 - NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. 2 - Supported video software is required to experience certain features.Go to www.nvidia.com for more details.
Minimum System Requirements
Intel or AMD compatible motherboard At least 512MB system RAM PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard with one x16 graphics slot One 6-pin supplementary power connector A minimum 400W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A) 50 MB of available hard drive space CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, or Vista VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
Good deal. This is definitely a better card - and a true 9600GSO. The hacked down models with half the shaders just don't cut it, even with a wider memory interface. This is a good upgrade for an older computer, especially for $50. I'd be looking for an HD4850 for a newer computer, which can be found for about $100 now - and will double the speed of this 9600GSO in many instances. It all depends on what you are using it for -- but at least we've finally got to the point with video hardware that you get what you pay for.
posted: Mar. 4, 2009 @ 1:26p
would this make a good htpc card? I see in the description it says yes, but I was just wondering from experiance if this is an alright htpc card.
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posted: Mar. 4, 2009 @ 1:39p
pdiggity said: Good deal. This is definitely a better card - and a true 9600GSO. The hacked down models with half the shaders just don't cut it, even with a wider memory interface. This is a good upgrade for an older computer, especially for $50. If this is the referenced "old" 9600GSO, the core can hit 650 MHz easy with the memory at 1 GHz (1 ns).
You must have missed that Asus 4870 512 MB at $110 AR. Take a guess what Newegg is charging now.
posted: Mar. 4, 2009 @ 6:03p
RebateMonger said: This is the same deal as last month that expired on Feb. 16th. More shaders (96 vs 48), smaller memory interface (192-bit vs 256-bit), and slower core clock (550 MHz vs 650 MHz) than the recent (Newegg) EVGA 512 MB deal. You mean, the video card in this deal last month is basically a different item?
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