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GIGABYTE GeForce 9600 GSO GV-N96GMC-512H 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • Core Clock 650 MHz
  • 2 x DVI
  • 48 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Learn more about the GIGABYTE GV-N96GMC-512H

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • vu n.
  • 4/24/2009 6:53:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHOT HOT HOT, high 80C

Pros: NO fan,..look nice, very fast.

Cons: Dual slot, 6pin power, and super hot. Don't touch after long usage.

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  • etmn a.
  • 4/24/2009 5:22:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day


Pros: Everyone that has high temps on fanless cards please consider this properly: If your PC case does not have ample ventilation, you will have problems with fanless cards running hot. For example, my PC case is an Enermax Chakra, and has the big but very quiet 250mm side fan. Using a fanless video card in that case never gives me higher idle temps than 30 to 34 degrees Celsius. Under load it gets up to 55 Celsius tops. I have a fanless card in another case that does not have ample airflow, and that one runs at 50 Celsius idle. So there you have it, if you do gaming or 3D stuff with your card and it is fanless, you HAVE to have proper airflow in your case. Final.

Cons: Remember that you can buy and/or rig very silent fans that you can mount on the fins of your fanless cards if you don't want to install inhale & exhaust fans in your PC case, or don't want to install a sidefan or get another case. Arctic Cooling sells a little dual-fan video card cooler system that works wells too and mounts right on the fins of your card. So there are easy options if you already have a fanless card but are not up to par where it comes to ventilation in your case.

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  • Tony B.
  • 4/20/2009 8:18:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good graphics for a good price.

Cons: First of all, installing it without bending the fins in the back is just a pain. Because of other issues, I've had to take it out and replace it four or five times, and those fins get caught every time. Also, mine has temperature issues. When I first put it in, it ran 50c, no matter what I did to it, at idle, at load, didn't matter. Then I took it out and put it back in, and I guess it didn't seat properly, and it started at 50c, then climbed up to 70, at idle, before I shut down and reseated it. Ever since it idles at 50, and ranges between 60 and 70c under load, despite reseating.

Also, no easy way to handle it. Everything is either flimsy heatsink or fragile capacitor or plug. There's just nowhere to grip it.

Other Thoughts: I hope I didn't burn it out.

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  • KELLY K.
  • 4/17/2009 12:48:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI have bought and build with these

Pros: Not What I am writing review for

Cons: Not What I am writing review for

Other Thoughts: FYI, For these cards to be used, you must remember with fanless GC you need to have appropriate airflow. These cards are no exception. I would have a side door fan directly over the cards for proper cooling. 70CFM would be sufficient, The temp runs at idle around 34 Degrees C. Thought I would share this with perspective customers to assist them in their build.
P.S. I have installed about 16 of these cards and 10 of the bigger 1GB cards.

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  • Gregory M.
  • 4/14/2009 10:49:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsToo Hot!!!

Pros: Couldn't get there because the high temps froze my computer.

Cons: In a room with 80 degrees Fahrenheit ambient temperature, one card reached 260 degrees Fahrenheit and the other 236 with no load on the computer and then my computer shut off. I have descent airflow in my computer and even if not, these temps should not be. After about five minutes, my computer shuts down. My GTX260 runs at 60 Celsius in this same computer under normal load.

Other Thoughts: I may have some air flow issues but these cards get too hot regardless. I don't understand reading some of the reviews where people talk about 40 Celsius.

Since Newegg wont refund, I will probably get stuck with 2 replacement cards hopefully without the same problem although I doubt I would receive two defective cards.

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  • Stacy S.
  • 4/13/2009 11:23:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat quiet card

Pros: Good card with good performance. Not a lot of gaming going on with this, but I wanted to upgrade my 7300GT card to something more modern with more power for my Linux box. Idling at 38C and it runs Compiz/Beryl 3D effects without breaking a sweat.

Cons: Almost missed it when searching for a fanless card on Newegg...glad I stumbled onto it by accident.

Other Thoughts: Running flawlessly in Ubuntu 8.10 with latest (180) drivers enabled.

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  • Adel R.
  • 4/9/2009 9:51:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat A Great Deal!

Pros: This is a great card for the price. I am upgrading from a 7300 Biostar card and what a difference. Now I can play my games on the highest settings with so little to no problem. I was looking for a card with a memory interface of 256-bit and with a heat sink because I really hate noise! And this card just had everything I wished for: 256-bit, heat sink and a low price. I love it! I wished if my motherboard had two PCI-E and I would have went with a SLI with this card. Da

Cons: No Cons for me except that it takes two slots which was something expected from this beast!

The funny thing is that this card is not listed on Newegg under fan less cards which is really weird. Hopefully Newegg can correct such problem because this was the only way I was looking for cards in the past and luckily I found this card by chance.

Other Thoughts: Some people reported high temperatures issues with this card but I tell you something: this card does not get higher than 36C. I own a Sigma Windstorm case which has a great air flow and that is the main reason why my card never exceeds 36C. The two bad with the Sigma is that my rebate took long time to be approved and the 120 fans are somewhat noisy but I am planing to replace them with nexus. I own also an ASUS VW266H 25'' screen but I really do not recommend it for I had problems with stock and dead pixels and color inaccuracy although it is good when it comes to games. This is such a great card if combined with a good case and I highly recommend it and thanks to Gigabyte for making such performance affordable!

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  • veselin v.
  • 4/8/2009 12:43:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal!

Pros: I was afraid this card will be somewhat inferior to the 9600GT, but my 3DMark tests showed it just as fast. Also plays Company of heroes and Age of empires on max, on res 1490 x 900. This performance for 49$ can't be skipped.

Cons: No fan. I know the heatsink is incredible, but if your case has weak airflow you WILL get high temps. That said, I attached a small 80 mm fan to blow against the card, and believe it or not, under full load the ard never reaches 50C.

Other Thoughts: I will leave a second review after I get ( or not) my rebate, but for now I am absolutely charmed with this card. If I get the rebate it will have cost me $49 and no shipping, and I can think of nothing close to this performance per dollar. Card is heavy and double slotted, build quality looks good!

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  • Donald A.
  • 3/29/2009 11:57:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Card- Runs hot

Pros: Nice card for the price, even before the rebate.
So far so good, like the dual DVI out for two displays

Cons: Takes up two slots
Runs hot, HUD software that comes with the card reports in at 64 degrees celsius right now, adding more fans to keep the case cool

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  • Ducanh P.
  • 3/25/2009 2:51:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, beautiful

Pros: Quiet! No fans. Good speed Nvidia 9600 chip. Inexpensive... with rebate, I bought it for less than $50. Beautiful graphic output on my screen.

Cons: Takes up 2 slots. The heat fins extend beyond the card, beyond the computer case which makes it difficult to insert card into PCI-16 slot.

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