VVIKOO GeForce 9600 GT Turbo 2

VVIKOO GeForce 9600 GT Turbo Review

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The Card

VVIKOO has replaced the NVIDIA reference cooler with the Zalman VF1000. This causes the card to be dual-slot, the reference board uses just a single slot.

The card features two DVI outputs which can be used with digital flat panels for resolutions up to 2560x1600. Analog CRTs can be connected via adapter and an HDMI adapter dongle can be used as well.
Now for the good and new stuf. You can also see a number of additional connectors on this card. The first one starting from the left is for the HDMI interface which allows you to watch video from the PC on your big TV screen. This is also why there is no HDMI adapter included in the package, in case you wondered about this while reading the last page.
The next port, second from the left, is the brand-new DisplayPort interface. It is similar to DVI and HDMI in technology, and should replace DVI in the long term. Compared to HDMI the major benefit is that there are no license fees to implement the technology in a product. As you can imagine this makes it more interesting to card manufacturers because they no longer have to spend money for a feature that only a very small percentage of customers is going to use. The last connector is the pinkish TOSLink jack on the right side of the bracket. Here you can feed in high quality digital audio via optial cable to be mixed into the HDMI/DisplayPort datastream.

Here are the front and the back of the card, high-res versions are also available (front, back). If you choose to use these images for voltmods etc, please include a link back to this site.
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