9600GT Best Settings For Games
Hi, I currently have a Sparkle GeForce 9600GT (512MB non-overclocked, latest graphics driver 266.58) and wanted to know what the best settings I can get in most games. I am currently playing Borderlands, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead 2. I know a lot is also dependent on what other hardware you have in your machine so here is a brief rundown of what I have:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: ASRock AliveNF5-eSATA2+ R3.0 (latest bios version P2.10, chipset nForce 520)
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition @ 2.5GHz
RAM: 8GB (4x 2GB sticks)
DirectX Version 11
Monitor: ProView 19" widescreen TFT LCD max resolution: 1440x900 (16:9)

I am thinking of upgrading to a GTX 460 but for the time being I want to see how much I can get out of my current card.

Thanks for any help.
Hi, I currently have a Sparkle GeForce 9600GT (512MB non-overclocked, latest graphics driver 266.58) and wanted to know what the best settings I can get in most games. I am currently playing Borderlands, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead 2. I know a lot is also dependent on what other hardware you have in your machine so here is a brief rundown of what I have:



OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: ASRock AliveNF5-eSATA2+ R3.0 (latest bios version P2.10, chipset nForce 520)

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9850 Black Edition @ 2.5GHz

RAM: 8GB (4x 2GB sticks)

DirectX Version 11

Monitor: ProView 19" widescreen TFT LCD max resolution: 1440x900 (16:9)



I am thinking of upgrading to a GTX 460 but for the time being I want to see how much I can get out of my current card.



Thanks for any help.

#1
Posted 02/22/2011 11:36 AM   
A 9600 GT will most likely start to struggle with medium settings in those games...Mass Effect 1 may play ok, but the rest are fairly demanding games for that card IMO.
A 9600 GT will most likely start to struggle with medium settings in those games...Mass Effect 1 may play ok, but the rest are fairly demanding games for that card IMO.

Work in Progress:

Case: Corsair 650D
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
PSU: Antec TruePower New 750 Blue
CPU: Intel i5-2500K ( Socket 1155 )
CPU Cooler: ZalMan CNPS9500A LED
GPU: EVGA GTX 580
MEM: 8 GB G.Skill PC12800 DDR3 1600
Soundcard: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium
Monitor: Samsung 2343 BWX 23"@ 2048 x 1152
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

My cards in order of ownership: Intergraph Intense3D Voodoo (Rush), 3Dfx Voodoo3 3000 PCI, PNY GeForce4 MX 420 PCI, PNY nVidia 6600 AGP, BFG 7600GS O.C. AGP, BFG 8600GTS O.C. PCI-E, Xfx 9800GT PCI-E (SLI), BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 55 PCI-E (SLI), EVGA GTX 560 Ti PCI-E, EVGA GTX 580 1.5gb PCI-E

#2
Posted 02/22/2011 11:50 AM   
[quote name='Navair2' date='22 February 2011 - 11:50 AM' timestamp='1298375447' post='1197174']
A 9600 GT will most likely start to struggle with medium settings in those games...Mass Effect 1 may play ok, but the rest are fairly demanding games for that card IMO.
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Thanks for the advice, I'll try medium settings on the games. I prefer it when the game's have their own system scanner that can change it's settings to whatever your GPU can handle but this seems to be a less common thing on more recent games and you have to change the settings yourself.

As I said earlier, I might get a GTX 460, hopefully a 1GB model if my budget can stretch that far, if not I'll go for the standard 768MB version.
[quote name='Navair2' date='22 February 2011 - 11:50 AM' timestamp='1298375447' post='1197174']

A 9600 GT will most likely start to struggle with medium settings in those games...Mass Effect 1 may play ok, but the rest are fairly demanding games for that card IMO.





Thanks for the advice, I'll try medium settings on the games. I prefer it when the game's have their own system scanner that can change it's settings to whatever your GPU can handle but this seems to be a less common thing on more recent games and you have to change the settings yourself.



As I said earlier, I might get a GTX 460, hopefully a 1GB model if my budget can stretch that far, if not I'll go for the standard 768MB version.

#3
Posted 02/22/2011 05:32 PM   
Either way, I think you'll find that the GTX 460 will blow away the old 9600GT by better than twice as much.

Good luck.
Either way, I think you'll find that the GTX 460 will blow away the old 9600GT by better than twice as much.



Good luck.

Work in Progress:

Case: Corsair 650D
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
PSU: Antec TruePower New 750 Blue
CPU: Intel i5-2500K ( Socket 1155 )
CPU Cooler: ZalMan CNPS9500A LED
GPU: EVGA GTX 580
MEM: 8 GB G.Skill PC12800 DDR3 1600
Soundcard: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium
Monitor: Samsung 2343 BWX 23"@ 2048 x 1152
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

My cards in order of ownership: Intergraph Intense3D Voodoo (Rush), 3Dfx Voodoo3 3000 PCI, PNY GeForce4 MX 420 PCI, PNY nVidia 6600 AGP, BFG 7600GS O.C. AGP, BFG 8600GTS O.C. PCI-E, Xfx 9800GT PCI-E (SLI), BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 55 PCI-E (SLI), EVGA GTX 560 Ti PCI-E, EVGA GTX 580 1.5gb PCI-E

#4
Posted 02/23/2011 12:56 AM   
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