There is a large 16 page article on the performance of the 9600 GT when compared to the 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, and a HD 3850. This new card is looking great. It often gets twice the frames per second as the 8600 GTS and it allows you to play at higher resolutions like 1920x1200 and above. Resolutions that the 8600 GTS can't even play the game at! The 9600 GT is also outperforming the 8800 GS and HD 3850 in just about every game. Go check it out!