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  1. smig New Member

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    after my previous question was unswered (Thank you :toast: ) comes the question of the card to buy.

    I mostly interested in XpertVision (PNY) now simply because they are the cheapest here, and comments I read about them are good with Solid and quite cooling.

    I'm mostly confused between the 9600GSO 786mb Sonic (180 US$) and the 9600GT 512mb (205 US$).
    the 9600GSO has more shaders (96 vs 64) but smaller bandwidth (192bit vs 256bit) and it runs at slower speeds.
    which one is better ?

    In any case I'll take the Sonic (OC) version. I guess it's better to take a company OC version for the extra 15 US$.

    I also found a Twintech 9600GTXT OC 512mb (225 US$). what does the XT here mean ?

    I know the 8800GT performs a bit better then the 9600GT, but it's also a bit more pricy. I guess when new drivers will come out they will squeese mor from the newer 9600 one.

    (all prices do not include shipment)

    Thanks,
    Tal
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    Smartbomb New Member

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    I think you are best off to buy a non OC'd version and save youself sum chickens as it is easy to use rivatuner and OC yourself :)
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    yes I know I can do, but won't it void the warrenty ?
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    if you screw it up, then yeah. But with using rivatuner you should be ok. Just take small steps. Then when you find a safe zone, then you can flash. :D
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    oc edition is 100% stable. if your not comfortable oc'ing it yourself
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    oc'ing is not the problem. but if I do it myself and the card stop working (from any other reason) won't it void the warrenty ? if it does I prefer to take the pre OC one and keep it like they did.

    my more importent question - should I take the 9600GT or the 9600GSO one ?
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    get the GSO...its about 8% better in general.
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    ordered the XpertVision (PNY) 9600GSO Sonic - 786mb DDR3 PCIe 2.0 (my board is ver. 1.0 only)
    Memory Clock: 600MHz, Core Clock: 1800MHz (900x2)
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    lol i think thats core clock: 600mhz and memory clock: 1800mhz

    and yes the GSO has more shaders, but its got 25% less ROPS than a 9600GT, which accounts for your sheer pixel filling grunt.
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    I took the speeds from XpertVision site ;)

    all benchmarks I saw show better performance for the GSO over the GT model.

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