Galaxy GeForce 9600 GT LP Review - Low Power, Low Profile
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A unique 9600 GT
Usually when a vendor comes to us with a potential review of a graphics card based on a 15-month old GPU we politely tell them to see the door. This time however the Galaxy 9600GT LP card was unique enough to get our attention and brought up a topic we hadn't really discussed before in terms of system upgrades.
The GeForce 9600 GT is based on the G94 GPU which traces heritage to the famed and weather-worn G92 architecture first seen with the GeForce 8800-series of graphics cards. Originally introduced in competition with the Radeon HD 3850 and HD 3870, the starting retail price on the 9600 GT was about $189. A lot has changed since then - this Galaxy 9600 GT LP card can be found for well under $90!
Our first 9600 GT
The Galaxy GeForce 9600 GT LP
Though a new comer to the world of retail and e-tail in the US, Galaxy has been coming on strong with a range of overclocked and budget graphics cards to suit most any gamers' needs. The card today is obviously about the budget-conscious gamer but also has a very specific, and profitable, target in mind.
While the included extras with the Galaxy 9600 GT LP are pretty slim, they get the job done. There are directions, drivers, a DVI-to-VGA adaptor for those of you still using VGA monitors, the longer (standard length) bracket and also a digital audio cable for sending whatever noise you are listening to out through the HDMI port.