Zotac AMP 9600GT or Galaxy 9600GT OC?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards & Displays' started by karhoe, May 24, 2008.

  1. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    I plan to buy either one of the GC next month, since they are similiarly priced, I am wondering which want should I get.

    From my research, Zotac has higher GPU clock rate of 725 compared to 700 of Galaxy, Zotac has higher shader clock of 1750 compared to Galaxy 1625. Both has the same effective memory clock of 2ghz.

    It seems like Zotac is a better one, but then Zotac HSF only occupies one slot whereas Galaxy one is bigger and occupy two slot hence it should provide better cooling.

    What do you guys think?

  2. g0tanks

    g0tanks Newbie

    There shouldn't be much difference between the cooling. If you have enough space, and you're planning on overclocking, you might want to get the Galaxy one and clock it higher than the Zotac.
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Well, I think it's pretty simple. If you do not mind overclocking the card yourself, go for the Galaxy. You can easily beat the small 25 MHz core overclock. The better cooler should also help you overclock better than the Zotac. :thumb:
  4. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I always thought overclocking depends on luck.
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Luck also, but better cooling never hurts! :D
  6. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Without overclocking, if you want better cooling, the Galaxy gets my vote.

    If speed and performance some more, the Zotac. :D

    Personally, I think both of them are equally great! :D
  7. Midicow

    Midicow Newbie

    Galaxy between the two,

    Zotac has been known to make some graphic cards that didn't quite live up to their potential heh.

    But if it were me i'd spend an extra 10 bucks and get an XFX or an EVGA because they have a lifetime warranty that covers overclocking an third-party mods.
  8. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    This one ?

    Canada Computers - Video Cards > PCI-Express Cards > Powered By nVidia : Galaxy GeForce 9600GT Overclocked Chipset (670Mhz) 512MB DDR3 (2000Mhz) (Cooler Master Fan - Gen 2) Dual Dual-Link Display PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card.

    I was thinking of picking up one myself to play with SLI. I might change the cooler though. See nothing really available yet but will check the GPU bolt pattern and if its the same the Accelero comes off my X1950. Its on sale :D
  9. Digerati

    Digerati Newbie

    Go with the Galaxy. Galaxy's cards have a better overclocking potential. Personally, I would just go with whatever is cheaper. If they both have the exact same price, I would go with whichever has the lowest rebate value. I always get my rebates but still hate MIRs!
  10. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    if ur not gonna do overclocking than get the zotac, zotac not too bad too
  11. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    Just grab the cheapest one :)

    Then if the difference is great enough, you might be able to grab a Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 for better cooling performance and overclocking potential ;)
  12. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    XFX have LIFETIME warranty ?
  13. g0tanks

    g0tanks Newbie

    Yes they do.
  14. Zenphic

    Zenphic Newbie

    BFG, EVGA and XFX all offer lifetime warranty IIRC. They're competing with each other heheh
  15. rogue_tomato

    rogue_tomato Newbie

    XFX actually offers a DOUBLE LIFETIME WARRANTY in North America. So, the warranty from the card will transfer over to the next person who owns the card after yourself ;)

    That being said, I'd take the Galaxy over the Zotac because of the cooling... But if the price is only a $10-$20 difference, I'd take an XFX or EVGA brand over both Galaxy or Zotac, if for nothing else than the warranty and brand recognition.
  16. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    I'm from Malaysia, I just asked a seller for XFX, as i'm interested in XFX 9600GT XXX, which the price difference is around RM40 (10+ USD)

    But he told me that the warranty for XFX in malaysia is only 2 years!! not lifetime warranty let alone DOUBLE lifetime warranty
  17. Midicow

    Midicow Newbie

    HIS warrenty is 2 years, you register your card with the xfx/bfg/evga website and they give you a lifetime warrenty.
  18. vgwong

    vgwong Newbie

    How long has Zotac been around anyways? Where are they based?
  19. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

  20. danteoddjob

    danteoddjob Newbie

    Can I have the details? :)

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