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Postby Apoptosis » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:02 pm

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

The new NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT is touted as the perfect and best performing mainstream graphics board solution on the market today. The GeForce 9500 GT can be found for just $69.99, needs no external power connector and has a maximum board power rating of just 50 Watts. Very impressive for a board that supports PhysX techology, CUDA applications like F@H and can still run intense 3D games!

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Article Title: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/760/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $69.99 at Newegg for the GDDR2 Version
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby skier » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:37 pm

nice budget card :P

i'm curious of the temps, because the GPUz shot had it at 72C and i assume(yet hope not) its at Idle, am i crazy?
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:41 pm

skierkid450 wrote:nice budget card :P

i'm curious of the temps, because the GPUz shot had it at 72C and i assume(yet hope not) its at Idle, am i crazy?


I didn't touch on temperatures in this article as I don't think GPU-Z is reading the card 100% correctly. That temperaure is at idle and I included that slide there to show that. Just didn't want to make a big deal outof it till I can confirm all the temperatures. 72C isn't bad though and at full load it didn't get much hotter.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:08 pm

Interesting definition of mainstream on the first page, any idea who came up with it?

It's kind of ironic that I'm turning my nose up at this card, yet it performs better than my current 7950GT!

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby martini161 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:11 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Interesting definition of mainstream on the first page, any idea who came up with it?

It's kind of ironic that I'm turning my nose up at this card, yet it performs better than my current 7950GT!

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby stopthekilling77 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:32 pm

Interesting to see how much more the 9600GT gets over the 9500GT in F@H performance.
Still, this is a great deal for people who just need an all-around champ. Good read!

Oh, and not to hijack this at all, but how does a G92 8800GTS 512 do in F@H versus the 9600GT?
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:47 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:Oh, and not to hijack this at all, but how does a G92 8800GTS 512 do in F@H versus the 9600GT?

Unless the 9600GT has some secret folding performance aiding thing, I'm pretty sure that the faster GTS will win out. With 24/7 folding you will be looking at 5500-6000 ppd.

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby martini161 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:49 am

the one thing you want to look for in a card to get good folding performance is the number of stream processors. nothing else really matters
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby geokilla » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:03 am

Hmm, I have a new build coming up. If the build is for my sister's comp, what would you guys pick? The Radeon 3650 or the 9500GT GDDR3? I'm interested in it's gaming performance and folding performance.

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:31 pm

Will do when I get back. I'm out of the country in Europe this week.
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