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Foxconn GeForce 8600 GTS

Makaveli    -   July 23, 2007
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Testing:

To test the Foxconn 8600 GTS (Which is pre-overclocked at 700/2200MHz) we're going to run it through a series of rigorous benchmarks and see how well it stacks up against the competition. Each card had the most recent set of drivers available installed on them.

Test System:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
  • Abit IN9 32X-Max Wi-Fi Motherboard
  • Crucial Ballistix Tracer (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 Memory
  • Mushkin XP2-6400 (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 Memory
  • Cooler Master 750watt Power Supply
  • Western Digital 250GB IDE Hard Drive   
  • Western Digital 160GB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
  • Seagate 80GB IDE Hard Drive
  • LG DVD-R DL Burner
  • Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Turtle Beach Montego DDL Sound Card
  • Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full Tower Case

Comparison Cards:

  • Sapphire X1950 PRO Ultimate Edition (ATi)
  • eVGA 7950GT KO (nVidia)
  • XFX 8600GTS XXX Edition (nVidia)

 Gaming Benchmarks:

  • Far Cry: Hardware OC (Ubisoft Volcano)
  • F.E.A.R. (Performance Test)
  • Call of Duty 2: Stalingrad (FRAPS)
  • Quake 4: Hardware OC
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted (FRAPS)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X

 

Benchmark: Far Cry

Like always, we're going to start with the Far Cry benchmark. Even though it is an older game, it still is nice to see how newer cards do on it.

Settings:

  • Maximum quality option, Direct3D renderer
  • Level: Volcano, demo: Volcano.tmd
  • Pixel shader: model 2.0b
  • Antialising: 4×
  • Anisotropic filtering: 8×
  • HDR: disabled
  • Geometry Instancing: disabled
  • Normal-maps compression: disabled

 

 

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  5. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  6. Benchmark: Call of Duty 2
  7. Benchmark: Quake 4
  8. Benchmark: NFS: Most Wanted
  9. Benchmark: Microsoft FSX
  10. Benchmark: 3D Mark 06
  11. Benchmark: RyderMark
  12. Conclusion
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