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Gigabyte GeForce 8600GT Video Card Review

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At OverclockersClub.com, we use a series of benchmarks to stress the graphics card. We will use a series of newer, as well as a few more seasoned, gaming benchmarks to show the performance that this passively cooled graphics card has to offer. All driver settings and clock speeds will be left at factory default settings to minimize or eliminate any variables from impacting the results. The setup we will use is listed below. We will be comparing performance across a series of 8600 series video cards to see if it brings home the bacon or just leaves it on the shelf.

Testing Setup:

  • Processor: Intel E6700 Core 2 Duo 266x10
  • Motherboard: ECS P35T-A
  • Memory: 2 x 1GB Mushkin XP9200 400FSB 5-4-4-12
  • Video Card(s): Gigabyte GeForce 8600 GT( Silent pipe II Technology Cooled)
  • Power Supply: Ultra X3 Modular Power supply
  • Hard Drive: 2 x WD 250GB 16MB cache SATA
  • Opticals: BenQ DW-1655 Lightscribe DVD-R, Sony DVD-ROM
  • O/S: Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Comparison Card 1: XFX 8600GTS XXX
  • Comparison Card 2: Sapphire X1950 PRO Ultimate
  • Comparison Card 3:  XFX 8600GT Fatal1ty


Gaming BenchMarks:

  • Far Cry
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Quake 4
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted
  • Call of Duty II
  • BioShock


Far Cry:

First up we have Crytek's first-person shooter, Far Cry. This game makes extensive use of pixel shaders and features polybump normal mapping technology to increase character details.

We will be using the Hardware OC Benchmarking Utility version 1.8 with the following settings:

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




While the frame rates in Far Cry were not world beaters they are definetly in the playable range, especially in the lower resolutions.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation & Configuration
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing (Setup and Benchmarking: Far Cry)
  6. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  7. Benchmark: BioShock
  8. Benchmark: Call Of Duty II
  9. Benchmark: Quake 4
  10. Benchmark: Need For Speed Most Wanted
  11. Benchmark: 3DMark06
  12. Benchmark: RyderMark
  13. Conclusion
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