The product: Moving on, we have a look at the design and layout of the Sparkle SF-PX96GT512D3-HP card. The first thing you notice is that it is very long and narrow. This is because the Sparkle SF-PX96GT512D3-HP follows Nvidia’s reference layout, and thereby uses the single slot cooling solution.
The cooler on the card looks a lot like the one used on the 8800GT series – and because the 9600GT produces less heat, this is good news for the noise levels. At first sight the Sparkle SF-PX96GT512D3-HP looks very long, but has the exact same length as an Nvidia 8800GTS, so most people should be able to fit it in their PC.
Especially because the cooler, as mentioned before, only takes up one slot. The entire top surface is covered by the cooler.
On the backside of the card, there’s nothing interesting to report. The entire 512Mb of RAM is located on the front of the card.