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InnoVision GeForce 9500GT/9800GT

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Inno3D GeForce 9500 GT 512MB

It's a simple cooler -- just a heat sink with a fan in its center. And its installation with two clips instead of four screws smells of noname again. The cooler is quiet. But from our experience we know that it won't stay noiseless for a long time.

Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB

Unlike the usual long closed heat sinks with a fan at the end to drive the air through, this one sticks to the old concept (as in the previous case). Only the heat sink is larger, and now it covers memory chips as well as the core. And the fan is bigger.

Nothing more is required from a cooler on a graphics card operating at the nominal frequencies.

We monitored temperatures using RivaTuner.

Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB

No readings as the card lacks a temperature sensor.

Inno3D GeForce 9500 GT 512MB

What concerns the 9500, everything is clear: low frequencies, sufficient cooler, so its operating temperature is normal. As for the 9800 GT, the card gets very hot. Its cooler is barely enough. Is that the reason why there is no temperature sensor?


A basic bundle should include the following items: user manual, software CD, a DVI-to-VGA adapter, a DVI-to-HMDI adapter, and external power splitters. And now let's see what other accessories are bundled with each card.

Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB, Inno3D GeForce 9500 GT 512MB

Both cards come with the same bundle. Both poor. No adapters are included, except for TV-out splitters. We rarely come across such ugly bundles.


Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB

A glossy jacket made of thin cardboard in dark palette. Inside is a box made of thick cardboard with the card in a cardboard envelop secured with distance pieces. The other components come in a separate compartment.

Inno3D GeForce 9500 GT 512MB

There are pockets in the box cover for a graphics card and bundled components. The cards are protected from transit damages in both cases.

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