Well not a single game title tested here was able to slow down a pair of these cards and in fact every gamed played, played damn good too. Even Crysis, which is a system resource hog, ran just fine with the XFX 9600GT cards in SLI mode. Actually no game currently released challenges these cards when in SLI and I do not foresee any games coming out in the next six months doing so either. Technology on the software side is starting to fall behind the hardware side in a strange turn of the coin as this used to be in reverse.
With a pair of these cards you can turn up the AA and AF setting to maximum on most games and still have excellent framerates. The new Command and Conquer Kane’s Wrath, which is where my time gets wasted played awesome, and although not a trigger happy FPS game that requires huge graphics power it still runs smoother on higher end cards. COD4 is the best game in my opinion out at the moment and it also plays very well on these cards without problem. Overall the 9600GT cards ran in SLI is a hard pair to beat at this price level.