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Galaxy 96GFF6VIFCXU GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card

  • 64 CUDA Cores
  • 512MB 256-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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2010 9:21:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood budget gaming card

Pros: Nice graphics. Can run Fallout 3 at 720p with high settings, very high lags though. Same with Batman AA
70$ after MIR
Drivers all worked

Cons: No HDMI
Fan is somewhat loud on 100%
Component cable connector isn't that great

Other Thoughts: I always run the fan at 100% to keep it cool.
Good deal

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2010 5:56:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmost excellent

Pros: Been maxing this card out for over a year now. Tiny tight HTPC case so it's been run hot, case gets WARM. No burnout. Small power supply, 300 watts I think, no problems. Just fed it Dragon Age and it will play it well.

Cons: fan is loud. Gee, i wonder why? Tiny case maybe?

Other Thoughts: Athlon IIx2 2.8
4 gb ram

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  • Beau L.
  • 1/7/2010 7:55:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Card

Pros: great bang for buck as far as low profile cards go. noticed a HUGE increase in frames in COD4 and MW2 from my old radeon HD 3500. before id hover anywhere between 20-50. now i max out around 90 but its usually closer to 70 during most gameplay, only dipping into the 40's or 30's if its really hectic. this is compared to a pretty consistent 20-50ms with the 3500.

build quality of this card is unquestionable! (see cons).

Cons: this is upon removing the card from the box the bottom of the anti static bag it came in broke and the card fell out. only damage was a bent heatsink fin. card works great and no other apparent damage. i nearly died when it happened though. build quality is unquestionable.

this was a PAIN to install into my Dell 531s. when i say "PAIN", i mean i had to take nail clippers to two of my DIMM clips in order to fit this card. you will not have this problem unless you are using all 4 DIMMs.

another problem during installation was the metal bracket would not slide properly into place. i had to finesse it a bit with my kershaw. eventually was able to wrestle it into place.

Other Thoughts: i want to clarify something that confused me when originally planning to buy this card. this is the low profile model. not the low power low profile model.

low profile (this card): 96GFF6VIFCXU
low power low profile: 96GFF6HVDCXX

i ended up buying the low power XX model, you can also find it here on newegg. the two card are nearly identical the XX just requires a less powerful PSU.

my system specs:

Dell 531s
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ @ 2.01Ghz
2GB (512x4) DDR2 @ 667Mhz
Galaxy Geforce 9600 GT
Windows XP Professional
the rest is stock Dell 531s parts including the 250W PSU

Graphical Settings COD4:

1024x768
x4 AA
all options set to yes.
all textures set to extra.

Graphical Settings MW2:
1024x768
x2 AA
all options set to yes
textures settings mix of extra and high

these are the settings the two games recommended for my system.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2009 9:20:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Plays Aion at max settings (1280 x 1024 res): Low 30 FPS, Average 40+ FPS and well up to the 70s range. Huge upgrade over the onboard GeForce 6150.

The fan isn't too loud for me and the speed can easily be changed through "NVIDIA System Tools" found on nvidia's site.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I didn't trust the 280watt psu in the Dell Dimension C521 I put this in, even though the watt load would probably max out at 200 (it maxed out at around 110 or so BEFORE I installed the card). I highly doubt it would live up to AMP requirements this card needs. So I took the tiny, dell form factor 280watt psu out and set an ATX 500watt psu I had on top of the case, with the wires fed through the opening where the old one used to be. I'd recommend upgrading any low watt/amp psu to something better than risk stressing the psu. Really, it's not worth it. Sure, it might work fine; but more than likely it will fail given a few months or might even refuse to boot the second you put the card in. If you absolutely can't upgrade the psu then go with something less power hungry like a 8400 GS and accept the performance loss.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/13/2009 3:34:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYes, it's worth it

Pros: Quiet when not utilizing it much, perfect for an HTPC and movie watching even if the flick has quiet scenes. Excellent DVD playback quality, with my old 4650 I was always having to tweak gamma / brightness settings, this thing was spot on right out of the box and made Gladiator look amazing. NFS : Shift plays at max quality 1360 by 768 res wonderfully, as does Street Fighter 4.

Cons: None

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  • Halleck d.
  • 11/2/2009 5:01:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall, fast, cool.

Pros: Didn't over clock or anything fancy, but it seems to run fairly cool compared to my full sized Asus 9600. Video output is what I expected.

Cons: None. I even liked the design on the head spreader. Would have preferred an HDMI port instead of svideo.

Other Thoughts: Inexpensive card for a HTPC experience.

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  • victor v.
  • 10/29/2009 5:37:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsthe ups and downs

Pros: -hanging fan speed and temperature in regards to usage.
-9600gt is built off of the 8800gt
-im using a 270 watt power supply
-not too loud when im playing L4D, or TF2

Cons: -it's still too big for my taste. it's about 1.3 inches longer than an HP slimline stock graphics card.
-almost broke the SATA cable for my hard drive while shoving the card in =(.
-almost 1cm thicker than the HP slimline stock graphics card (i was using the 8500gs)

Other Thoughts: pros and cons are the gist of it. i added a 120mm fan on the side of my rig to expel heat. i also blocked a few airways that go into my rig so that more air can go to the card. it worked somehow. i had to chop off a small bit of the hard drive's metal thing (i dont know what it's called, but there's this little metal tab that sticks out). i pressed down on a lot of wires so that the card can fit.

people say that u need a 300-500w PSU. LIES! im running off a 270w PSU.

for comparison reasons, here are my specs (hp slimline s3200t):
intel E4500, 2gb ram, 140GB HD at 5300rpm. 70mm and 120mm 14v fans. 2 external HDs. nvidia 9600gt.

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  • Joshua F.
  • 10/22/2009 12:04:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood things do come in small packages

Pros: Well first off its relatively quiet - even when its being used to play GTA 4. It is however louder than my previous card, but its within an acceptable noise while idling and when under a load. This card allows my Dell 530s to actually compete. I raised my Vista score from 4.7 to 5.9. Card is compact enough to fit into the case, and was a little difficult to get in due to the fact that it is a small form computer. If your getting this for your small computer, be prepared to start unplugging about everything.

Cons: DRIVERS - Not very easy to find for Vista 64 bit OS. CD included with the package includes only 32 bit drivers for XP and Vista. I did find one driver that looked like it was going to work, but crashed upon me attempting to play GTA 4. Restarted the computer and went under hardware manager and hit driver update. After that, no complaints with the drivers. Also I would like to point out that the heat sink doesn't seem impressive at all. Its a very similar layout to the card that it replaced; which was a stock video card with much less capabilities. Also the 6 pin power is placed oddly on the card making it a bite to plug in if you forget to before you drop it in.

Other Thoughts: Manual says it only needs a 250 watt power supply to operate. Box recommends 400 - but that's based on an Intel Core2 Extreme Processor Qx6700. I imagine my dual core - and many single core processors - will pull a lot less power than the quad core they used to make the power supply requirement. A 220-300 watt power supply should suffice, granted if you have less power drawn by your processor and other things such as hard drives, CD/DVD drives. Probably not right for every system, but this card is working great for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/21/2009 12:14:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Card, Albeit

Pros: Powerful Card in such a small package. Runs things really great. However...

Cons: Statements on Heat:
1 DVI-VGA Adapter + 1 Monitor: 120F Idle, 140 Stressed
All Above + S-Video TV-OUT on Nvidia's Dual View: 140F Idle, 155 Stressed
All Above Instead, TV-OUT using Adapter for Component: 175 Idle, 250+ Stressed until the card Shuts Off.

This Card does not handle HD very well. On top of that with the Adapter in place and a set of GOOD Component cables the Adapter doesn't like to stay seated in the TV-Out.

Other Thoughts: I think there may be a Defect in the card where it doesn't report the temperature to the ISOBus properly. You can stick your hand in there when it's running at 200 Degrees and you'd think you'd feel some ambient heat...nope.

I've contacted Galaxy about this matter and they tried to state that they did not support the TV-OUT-to-Component adapter. I had to email them the picture from NewEgg to show them I wasn't lying that the thing was included with the card. They're going to RMA it for me and see what's up. I'm pretty certain very few people are using this Component Adapter 'and' playing a Graphically Stressing computer game and that may lead to them not understanding the source or cause of the problem. If you want HD, I highly suggest finding a card with HDMI out and check the reviews thoroughly. They're very helpful unless you're doing something outside of the Norm.

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  • Jacob S.
  • 10/8/2009 7:19:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Preformace, Loud at full blast

Pros: Great performance and fan control with drivers. Fits in my Shuttle SX38P2 Pro with plenty of room to spare.

Cons: Pretty loud at full bore, and before the driver is installed. I was actually shopping for a different fan while I was installing windows and different drivers, then after a restart BOOM, quiet.

Other Thoughts: Great card, great price, I recommend it!

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