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Written by Olin Coles   
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Foxconn GeForce 9500 GT G96 Video Card
GeForce 9500 GT Features
9500GT-256FR3 Specifications
GeForce 9500 GT Closer Look
9500GT-256FR3 Detailed Features
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmarks
World in Conflict Benchmarks
9500 GT Power and Temps
NVIDIA G96 Final Thoughts
Foxconn 9500GT-256FR3 Conclusion

9500GT-256FR3 Specifications

Coupled with PureVideo HD technology, the Foxconn GeForce 9500 GT Standard OC Edition video card delivers an astounding multimedia experience. The GeForce 9500 GT features an HDCP-enabled DVI-I output for connection to analog and digital PC monitors and HDTVs, a 7-pin analog video-out port that supports S-Video directly, plus composite and component (YPrPb) outputs via an optional (and included) dongle.

G96 Graphics Processing Unit

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 560 MHz Graphics Engine
  • 32 Stream Processors
  • 1400 MHz Shader clock
  • 400 MHz RAMDAC's
  • 2560x1600 Maximum Digital Resolution
  • 2048x1536 Maximum VGA Resolution
  • True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting with 16x full- screen anti-aliasing


  • 256 MB GDDR3 vRAM
  • 810 MHz memory clock (1620 MHz realized)
  • 128-bit memory bus
  • Memory pieces: 4
  • Memory package: uBGA

Bus Support

  • PCI Express 2.0
  • PCI Express x16 Backwards Compatible

3D Acceleration

  • Microsoft DirectX10 support
  • Unified Shader Model 4.0
  • OpenGL 2.1


  • HDTV Ready
  • Vista Ready
  • SLI Ready
  • HDCP Ready
  • DVI Audio
  • Dual Link Dual DVI
  • RoHS Compliant

Dual-Stream Decode

Recently, studios have begun taking advantage of the additional space high-definition media such as Blu-Ray and HD DVD discs provide by adding dual-stream picture-in-picture functionality to movies. Often the PiP content is coupled with advanced BD-J (Java) or HDi (XML) features, so taking the processing burden off of the CPU is even more important for titles with these advanced features. The latest PureVideo HD engine now supports dual-stream hardware acceleration which takes the workload off of the CPU and gives it to the more powerful GPU.

HDCP over dual-link allows video enthusiasts to enjoy high-definition movies on extreme high-resolution panels such as the 30" Dell 3007WFP at 2560 x 1600 with no black borders.

Aero with HD DVD and Blu-ray Playback

Until now, users have been unable to take advantage of the Aero user interface in Windows Vista while playing HD video. When this was attempted, Vista would revert back to a basic theme and Aero would be disabled.

PureVideo HD now supports HD movie playback in Aero mode. This creates a more seamless user experience by eliminating the pop-up message notifying that Vista has switched to basic mode. As you can see in the screenshot below, Aero windows are enabled in conjunction with HD movie playback.



# Asus 9500 video cardphil ede 2010-07-12 00:19

Can you advise me how many PCIe lanes is required by the Asus EN9500GT/DI/1GD2/V2 video card please.

Thanks again

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# RE: Asus 9500 video cardOlin Coles 2010-07-12 07:04
This video card requires at least a PCI-E 8x slot.
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