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ASUS EN9600GSO/DI/512MD3/V2 GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 96 CUDA Cores
  • 512MB 128-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Myles M.
  • 10/30/2009 11:56:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price!

Pros: Dropped striaght in and ran without a hitch.

Cons: Big card considering the preformance. Might be a problem if you have a smaller case.

Other Thoughts: I just got this for my I7 920 rig because I was on a budget and just need some video till I can get the GTX 295. Even so I am really impressed with this card.

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  • SANJAY G.
  • 10/30/2009 12:00:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSuper Duper Flopped !!!

Pros: Cheapyyyyyyyy

Cons: I install this card on my machine and after that my machine keep restarting by it self i was thinking there is a problem in my mother board so i tried this on my second machine can you belive same issue and same problem...

Other Thoughts: If you are jobless and have lot of time then go ahead waste your time i m sure your time will pass.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please contact our Technical Support Department at http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx so that we may get more details about your system configuration and assist you in resolving these issues you are experiencing.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Seth O.
  • 10/29/2009 9:51:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood budget card

Pros: Great card for the money. does what is says it does. tested as Video card when first set up and it works great for a budget card! (see Other thoughts)

Cons: do not use the drivers from Asus, they sometimes cause games to not run. when I had an ATI HD 4850 it made Fallout 3 crash before it loaded. Fix was to get drivers from ATI. (in this case nVidia)

Other Thoughts: and no this is not the 9600GSO 512, it is indeed a 9600GSO that was fitted with 512Mb of GDDR3. (which means its the better version)

I am useing it as a dedicated PhysX card now.


as for the guy worried about temps being 57c and 61c (which are normal temps)...the max temp for this card is 105c so you are good, no worries.

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  • Jason P.
  • 10/29/2009 7:15:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsreview addendum

Pros: cheapness

Cons: cheapness

Other Thoughts: Looks like I spoke too soon.

From what I can see, or rather not see is that the video stops working when I put the computer to sleep then try to wake it. At first the screen would come on, then go blank. Then after a few tries it would just do a nice clean reboot upon waking, thankfully saving me from having to reach down to hit the reset button. Even a fresh, fully updated vista install with all the latest drivers won't fix the problem.

I'd like to return it for another but at this price point with the return shipping cost if I get another dud I'll end up paying twice for the card. I'm cutting my losses and sending back for a refund. Too bad, I'll miss the extra SP's!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Please make sure you have the latest graphics driver for your video card. For further assistance, please contact us at 812-282-2787 so that we can know more about your system configuration and help you resolve your issue.

Best regards,
ASUS SUPPORT TEAM

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  • Duane O.
  • 10/29/2009 3:06:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome 4 the $

Pros: Great performance.
VGA connector for old displays.
SLI as well as a connector for audio on top next to the connector for SLI. (did not use)

Cons: No heat shroud.

Other Thoughts: Gpu temp makes me paranoid Runs at 57C and I have had it reach 61C in games. I haven't tryed any new games yet just some older games. The realtime over clocking and recording software (Gamer OSD) packaged with the card can cause driver conflicts in windows XP. Do not install until windows is fully updated and all drivers are installed. The C key on my keyboard stopped working and I had to remove the software and reinstall. However hot key commands for this software still do not work. If you want to record stuff just buy other software. Note the gpu monitoring software does not require Gamer OSD except of the overclocking function.

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  • Ryan B.
  • 10/29/2009 6:21:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood 4 Cheap $

Pros: Cheap, fast, easy upgrade, ASUS.

Cons: Large card. Had to rearrange my HDD's to get the pcix 6pin power to the card.

Other Thoughts: Q6600, P5B Deluxe [asus], 9600 gso [asus], 2 gb ddr2 [pny], 160 gb boot, 1tb raid 1 storage, 22" hp monitor

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  • john v.
  • 10/29/2009 4:30:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for the money

Pros: Works awesome, HDMI a big plus

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Rebate has been a while. But i have a few more weeks

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  • Jason P.
  • 10/28/2009 9:53:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price
Cheap
Inexpensive

Cons: Memory is riding the short bus

Other Thoughts: Picked this up out of curiosity. Wasn't expecting much therefore was pleasantly surprised.

At stock speed performance was slightly better than my heavily overclocked ddr3 9500gt in all my games. Seemed to have a nice edge in Red Faction: Guerrilla , my guess is the 3x stream processors helped with physx. Was able to bump resolution from 720p to native (1600x900).

Memory bus chokes this card, high textures and antialiasing are almost out of the question.

Nice overclocking results, 630 core/1620 shaders/1800 ram. This card is starved for memory bandwidth so overclocking ram should be a priority!

In 3dmark 06, got 7100 stock, 8600 when overclocked. My 9500gtOC gets around 7200.

Worth it? I was getting 40fps in WaW, which I've started playing a lot. Now I'm getting 60fps, which makes quite a noticable difference.

Definitely worth it!

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  • Ray L.
  • 10/28/2009 5:52:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product for the money

Pros: -Runs Left 4 Dead nearly perfect, no lag whatsoever.
-Fan is relatively quiet (I have sensitive hearing)
-Good product for the money.

Cons: -Pretty big but fit in my NZXT Beta case without a problem.
-Terrible quality when recording games (I used FRAPS)

Other Thoughts: -AMD Phenom II X4
-4 GB RAM
-500GB HDD

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  • scott y.
  • 10/28/2009 4:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs9600 gso

Pros: good price and mail in rebate on top of that
stable card.

Cons: none, behaves as advertised.

Other Thoughts: replaced a 8600 gts mild improvement on graphics.

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