Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Passive Review

August 7th 2008 | Graphics Cards
Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Passive Review

Sparkle’s passively cooled GeForce 9600 GT is silent, overclocks like a beast, and offers a lot more value and gaming performance than the 9500 GT, says Guru3D:

With such great temperatures I did what I normally do not do with a passively cooled product, I overclocked it. Standard clocks are 650/1600/800 for the core, shader processors and memory respectively. We boosted performance up big-time, by overclocking the card to 766/1955/1053 MHz. That is 10 to 15% extra performance straight out of the box there. For a passive product that’s just an astounding overclock. Combine that with the fact that the cards does not make a noise .. I say you have a winner here.

The bottom line is this, the Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Passive will offer okay performance. It’s extremely appealing for HTPC’s and desktop PC’s that require a silent environment. If you hunt gaming performance, please … go with a GeForce 9800 GTX+ or Radeon HD 4850. But if it is sheer silence you need while playing an occasional game then this card will definitely come very recommended.

Guru3D

Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Passive Review
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2008-08-07