Is this old news? I hope im not too far behind lol
(lol sorry for another post about it, i was so excited i didn't even look)
Why are they cheaper than the 8800 ?
GeForce 9600 GT
Stream Processors 64
Core Clock (MHz) 650 MHz
Shader Clock (MHz) 1625 MHz
Memory Clock (MHz) 900 MHz
Memory Amount 512MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 57.6
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 20.8
The NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ 9600 GT GPU offers a powerfully immersive entertainment experience designed for extreme high-definition gaming and video playback. Play the hottest DirectX 10 games with awesome speed and watch the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with brilliant clarity. Featuring next generation GeForce and PureVideoŽ HD technologies, the GeForce 9600 GT GPU puts amazing graphics performance within your reach.
HD Gaming for the Masses
Get the most graphics bang for your buck with a GeForce 9600 GT GPU. With a 90% performance increase over the comparable 8 series graphics card , PC gamers everywhere can now enjoy games at extreme HD resolutions without breaking their wallets.
A Powerful Entertainment Hub
Experience the GPU’s power while enjoying HD movies or having a premium 3D user experience with Windows Vista and Windows Media Center. PureVideoŽ HD technology provides lifelike pictures and vibrant color while CPU-offload capabilities enable you to manage your photos and videos with ease.
Get up to 2x the performance with NVIDIA SLIŽ technology when paired with an identical 9600-based graphics card, and PCIe 2.0 compatibility ensures you’re ready for tomorrow’s games and 3D applications.