There is little detailed information about the 9600 GT on the Asus box but what we do learn is that the card comes bundled with a DVI to HDMI dongle and a cooler which differs to the reference model. Inside the box we do indeed find the HDMI adapter as well as all of the standard items and a guide on how to connect for HDMI use.
The Asus 9600 GT has a nice blue PCB which works well with the gold cooler. Like the other 9600’s in this review the Asus card has an SLI connector along the top edge and a single 6pin power socket at the rear. This model uses the reference clocks of 650MHz core, 1625MHz shader and 900MHz memory. All of the memory chips used here (K4J52324QE-BJ1A, 1.0ns) are placed on the front of the card and air from the cooler passes over them, no heatsinks are used.
PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.
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