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Zotac GeForce 9400 GT Review

The new GeForce 9400 GT has been reviewed at PCGH. Here are the GeForce 9400 GT specifications:
– GPU: G96(b)
– Fabrication Process: 55nm
– Stream Processors: 16
– Texture Units: 8
– Memory: 512Mb DDR2 / 128-bit
– GPU clock: 550MHz
– Memory clock: 400MHz
– Shader clock: 1350MHz
– DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1

The GeForce 9400 GT is the NVIDIA’s new entry level graphics card so don’t except to much performance. The following chart shows OpenGL performance in Prey game:

Read the complete review here. Geforce 9400 GT reviewed @ PCGH

The Verdict:
The Geforce 9400 GT clearly accepts the inheritance of the Geforce 8 cards 8400 GS and 8500 GT. The result is a very interesting graphics card that is cheap in acquisition and sufficient for some gaming. CUDA compatibility, good HD video acceleration and passive cooling predestine this card for HTPCs.

Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Passive Cooler Review

Guru3D has just published a review about the Sparkle’s GeForce 9600 GT passively cooled with 512MB GDDR3 memory.

The GeForce 9600 GT has the followinfg features:
– GPU: G94 (or D9M)
– shader processors: 64
– ROPs: 16
– transistors: 505M / 65nm
– core clock: 650MHz (ref: 650MHz)
– memory clock: 900Mhz (ref: 800MHz)
– shader clock: 1625MHz (ref: 1600MHz)
– memory: 512Mb DDR3 / 256-bit
– DirectX 10 / OpenGL 2.1 / shader model 4.0

The Verdict:
With a pretty standard amount of airflow in the PC the core temperature of this passively cooled product just did not exceed 60 degrees C. And that’s pretty extraordinary as I’ve seen active cooled solutions at much higher thermals.

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.

Read the complete review here: Sparkle GeForce 9600 GT Passive Cooler.

Want more news about the GeForce 9600 GT: GeForce 9600 GT @ Geeks3D.