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Ars Technica reviews the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
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Thursday, 21 February 2008 10:41
Ars Technica reviews the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

By Joel Hruska | Published: February 21, 2008 - 08:00AM CT

High-end video card launches tend to receive the lion's share of the media coverage, but sales of $450-$700 behemoths aren't where the money's at in the video card industry. For all the focus on the 3870 X2 and 8800 GT Ultra in two-, three-, four-, or 64-way SLI configurations, both NVIDIA and ATI sell the bulk of their product and make the majority of their profits at a sub-$200 price point. The 9600GT we're reviewing today is NVIDIA's latest flagship in the $170-$200 price range.

NVIDIA's midrange product line was formerly anchored by the 8600 GTS, but that card has become increasingly unattractive over the past several months. ATI's HD 3850 decisively outperformed the 8600 GTS at the same price when it launched last November, while the HD 3870 and 8800GT slotted themselves nicely into the $200-$300 market. With the launch of the 9600GT, NVIDIA plans to retake the midrange market and leave the HD 3850 eating dust.   [ArsTechnica...]   [Comments...]

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