IMG 0423  Gainward Bliss 9600GT Dynamic Duo
My buddy tells me red goes faster, will decking the Bliss in red make it perform better?

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 The Golden Sample comes in Black instead. If my buddy’s right, this doesn’t look too good for the GS. ; )

IMG 0425  Gainward Bliss 9600GT Dynamic Duo
The heatsink used on the regular version is a fairly beefy non-heatpipe heatsink that takes up 2 slots.

IMG 0441  Gainward Bliss 9600GT Dynamic Duo
On the other hand, the Golden Sample sports a 2-slot heatpipe cooler that seems more promising.

 IMG 0427  Gainward Bliss 9600GT Dynamic Duo
The regular version offers 2 phase power regulation.

IMG 0442  Gainward Bliss 9600GT Dynamic Duo
You can barely make it out but the Golden Sample sports 3 phase power which should give more headroom when pushing the card.

Next up, we will look at just how we can hook up display sets to these two cards.