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The PNY Verto 9600 GT - Performance for $150

While ATI/AMD have made attempts to compete on value NVIDIA has answered back with a die shrunk “stripped” down version for the rest of us mere mortals who don’t want to shell out 5 bills for a great performing card. Then came along the 9000 Series, which by many accounts was simply a rehash of the…err, rehash. In all actuality the PNY 9600 GT that we’re featuring here today holds slight differences between the 8800 GT and 8800 GTS in order to make it more of a mainstream value card.

The PNY 9600 GT we’ve got here today is built to the reference specification set forth by NVIDIA. It has a standard G94 GPU with 505 million transistors, with a clock speed of 650MHz, Stream processor clock of 1625MHz, and 512MB of GDDR3 memory clocked up 1800MHz.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.