NVIDIA’s new GeForce 9500 GT is the company’s latest weapon in its arsenal of sub-$100 graphics cards but don’t let the relatively low price fool you. Of course the card won’t offer the same level of 3D performance as current high-end, more expensive products. However, its feature set is comparable to just about anything else on the market. And its power consumption is nice and low as well.
..Thanks to extremely consistent performance across our battery of benchmarks, it is very easy to summarize the new GeForce 9500 GT’s capabilities. The GeForce 9500 GT is measurably faster than the Radeon HD 3650 NVIDIA is targeting with this release, and it performs about on-par with the GeForce 8600 GTS, which debuted at a much higher price point. The GeForce 9500 GT, however, is no match for the somewhat more expensive GeForce 9600 GT or Radeon HD 3850… If street prices settle at or below the $80 range, the GeForce 9500 GT should be a rather compelling product for mainstream consumers
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2008-07-29