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Inno3D GeForce 9600 GT Hurricane

Manufacturer: Inno3D
Supplied by:
Inno3D
Estimated Street Price: $179

by Dean Barker  (04/26/2008)

Introduction

Inno3D, rapidly becoming known for their out of the box thinking, continues to offer the latest NVidia based cards with a variety of cooling solutions for a spectrum of end user's needs.  To this end, Inno3D's iChill line has grown to include coolers from top names such as Zalman, Arctic Cooling, XStriker and Zerotherm.  On our review bench today is a NVidia 9600 GT based card coupled  a Zerotherm Hurricane Cooler to further expand their iChill line.  The 9600 GT has already proven itself a solid upgrade choice with its respectable pixel pushing power and sub $200 street price.  Having this extra cooling power on board allows Inno3D to go one step further and push the 9600 GT's envelope and give us a card with a nice factory overclock along with a three year warranty.  Let's take a look at the specs and the newest iChill Edition card Inno3D has.

Specifications

  • Graphics Engine: GeForce 9600 GT

  • Interface: PCI-Express

  • Cooling: Zerotherm Hurricane Cooler

  • Engine Clock: 720MHz

  • Memory Clock: 1940MHz

  • Memory Type/Size: GDDR3/512MB

  • Memory Bus: 256-bit

  • Stream Processors: 64

  • Max Resolution: 2560x1600

  • VGA Output: Yes with adapter

  • Dual DVI

  • HDTV Out

  • SLI Ready: Yes

What you get

Inno3D's 512MB GeForce 9600 GT has a full box of gear included.  The Hurricane Cooler came along WITH not installed ON the Hurricane 9600 GT.  This seems to suggest that Inno3D is adjusting their production line to better address cards with multiple possible cooling options.  Aside from the card and the cooler, we also found a driver CD, HDTV RCA component cable, S-Video cable, DVI to VGA adapter, Molex to 6-pin PCI-E power adapter, a tube of thermal paste and a full copy of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 on DVD.

NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction
Pg 2 - The Card
Pg 3 - Hurricane Cooler
Pg 4 - Testing / STALKER
Pg 5 - UT3 / Crysis
Pg 6 - Image Quality / Overclocking / Conclusion

 


 



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