Anyone here seen the Gigabyte 9600GT Model GV-NX96T512HP yet

They make noise, too.

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lemmy
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Anyone here seen the Gigabyte 9600GT Model GV-NX96T512HP yet

Post by lemmy » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:38 pm

I really love the 7600GT silent Rev.3 Gigabyte card I purchased. It has been a quiet and solid friend going on a year.

I haven't seen the Gigabyte GV-NX96T512HP card anywhere yet. Maybe it is too new??

http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/VGA/Pro ... NX96T512HP

The Sapphire Heatpipe 3850 will likely interfere with my processor cooler and the ECS 8800GT will be way overkill for my rig.

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Post by bomsy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:20 pm

I've just ordered one. It ought to give great (inaudible) bang for the buck.

product page
http://www.gigabyte.eu/Products/VGA/Pro ... NX96T512HP

"CPU3D Preview: Gigabyte GV-NX96T-512HP Silent Graphics Card"
http://www.cpu3d.com/content/view/4320/67/

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Post by Mats » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:03 pm

The strange thing is that it's the cheapest 9600 GT in Sweden, and in stock.
The other manufacturers want more money for a silent cooler.
But I really wonder why fins in the two heatsinks have different directions. :?

bomsy: Please tell us about it when you get it.
Like how much airflow it needs to work properly when gaming.

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Post by lemmy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:48 pm

Well at least I know it is out there. The preview in the link would indicate to me that it should hit American market soon *crosses fingers*.

Now I see on Newegg that ECS has this as well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814134040

Decisions...decisions :)

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Post by bomsy » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:07 am

Mats, well the store here in sweden with that low price now raised it 16$. I probably caused that by emailing and asking if these gigabyte cards where slower than a standard 9600 GT (I also found the price strangely low). The store verified that it's a standard card BTW, but with a heatsink. The good thing is that I ordered mine before this price increase. :D

I will report back after getting and testing it.

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Post by tutu » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:35 am

Anywhere in the UK?

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Post by tutu » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:38 am

*double post* :oops:

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Post by Mats » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:03 am

bomsy: Any news about your card?

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Post by bomsy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:48 am

@mats: I'm no expert at either gaming or graphics cards so I can just give some subjective impressions, so take them with a grain of salt. My subjective impression is that this card is awesome! :-)

It is normally inaudible. When under full load gaming I think I at some times can hear a buzzing sound like mentioned in another SPCR thread. But I game with a headset on so I haven't been paying attention to that. I have been playing Crysis at 1280x1024 without any noticeable problem. No graphics related system instability. I have one 120mm in the front (set to lowest possible speed) and one in the back of the case at normal speed. And a 120mm fan in the PSU that runs when needed. I also have a scythe CPU heatsink with a 90mm fan (I think it's 90mm). That seems to be enough to keep the system stable. I haven't measured any temperatures yet, will do that later, but the case is noticeably hotter compared to when I previously used the GPU on the MB.

the CPU3D site have their review up now:
http://www.cpu3d.com/index.php?option=c ... 53&limit=1

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Post by Mats » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:58 am

Thanks! It' seems like one of the best 9600 GT's right now, especially since the price is so low. I don't care if it's buzzing while I'm playing.

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Post by lemmy » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:55 pm

bomsy - thanks for the hands on information.:)

My PC sits in the living area of my home and quiet performance is the key with me. I'm a little put off by what I keep hearing about with "coil-whine" with video cards as of late. What is the sense of having a silent cooling solution when the card itself is making noise.

Hopefully by the time it gets to the manufacturers in the states that will be a non-issue.

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Post by Tiny Turtle » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:04 pm

bomsy wrote:Mats, well the store here in sweden with that low price now raised it 16$. I probably caused that by emailing and asking if these gigabyte cards where slower than a standard 9600 GT (I also found the price strangely low). The store verified that it's a standard card BTW, but with a heatsink. The good thing is that I ordered mine before this price increase. :D

I will report back after getting and testing it.
It's actually faster than a stock 9600GT!
GPU: 720 MHz (Stock 650 MHz)
Memory: 2000 MHz (Stock: 1800 MHz)
Shaders 1800 MHz (Stock: 1625 MHz)
P180 w/Noctua 120 mm (Fanmated) | X2 4600+ | Ninja (passive) | Asus A8N-SLI-Premium | 2xGigabyte 9600GT@SLI passive | Corsair HX520 520W & TriCool 120x38mm@low | Intel X25-M G2 80GB / WD Caviar SE16 500GB / WD20EARS 2TB | + | Silverstone LC04 | Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H | Phenom II X3 705e (stock cooler) | Seasonic SS-300TFX PSU | WD15EADS 1.5TB / WD20EARS 2TB@ESATA

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Post by Filias Cupio » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:53 pm

I've had two duds on the Gigabyte passive 9600GT.
With two 120mm fans (system and power supply) it would overheat in about 20 minutes. (large case, little airflow impediment.) Adding a 90mm fan on the front didn't help - I had to shift the 90mm fan right next to it. Even so, it often crashed (possibly damaged by running it before I got the 90mm fan?) I sent it back and the replacement locked up my computer after an hour. (But this was clearly a 'repaired' card, not a new one.)

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Post by lemmy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:45 am

I'm sorry to hear about 2 failed Gigabyte cards. I ended up with the Sapphire Ultimate HD3850 for my e521 and not one heat issue. If I remember correctly I've never seen it above 60c after hours of gaming. My 5400+ never EVER gets above 30c no matter what task. I "upgraded" a relatives rig with the Gigabyte 7600GT I mentioned in the post and it's still humming along no problem.

I still think that the GPU makers have some serious power envelope issues that have yet to be resolved. I think that the 4670 is a good example of what is possible - boy if that thing had a 256mb memory bus. As many die shrinks as we've seen the last few years it still amazes me that people really "need" a PSU greater than 600w and 2 6pin power connectors for their video card. That's just crazy.

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