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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 15 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

GeForce 9500 GT Closer Look

The Foxconn GeForce 9500 GT offers a single-slot design that is a small departure from the double-slot sized graphic cards we've seen a lot of lately. The first two things I noticed about the 9500 GT was the fan-sink cooler and SLI expansion port.

It's been quite a while since I had last seen a fan-sink cooler, and even longer since I've seen one on a NVIDIA product. Nevertheless, the 9500 GT promises to deliver many of the latest multimedia features available to the 9th generation of GeForce products, while at the same time offer decent gaming performance for entry-level enthusiasts.

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There really isn't too much to talk about when it comes to the overall looks of this card. There's one aluminum-alloy cooler with a small (yet considerably quiet) cooling fan embedded in the middle. None of the memory modules receive heatsinks, however the fins from the fan-sink extend overhead and prevent adding any after-market cooling components.

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The backside of the GeForce 9500 GT doesn't offer a very exciting landscape, at least not in comparison to some of the more recent video card products we've tested here at Benchmark Reviews. The printed circuit board is colored a dark brown (intended to be black), with only a few small resistors and diodes covering the surface. The lack of video DRAM modules on the backside make this a cooler-running component.

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With limited after-market cooling options, the Foxconn 9500GT-256FR3 is meant to be a stand-alone entry-level product for multimedia enthusiasts and low-demand gamers. The GeForce 9500 GT G96 video card ranks ahead of the 8600 GTS, and directly competes with the 8600 GT it is meant to replace.

Please continue on to the next section where Benchmark Reviews takes a detailed look at the Foxconn GeForce 9600 GT Standard OC Edition video card.



 

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

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

Thanks again

Phil
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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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