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PNY GeForce 8600GT 512MB Review



To install the PNY 8600GT, turn off your computer, unplug the power cable going to your power supply, remove the side panel of your case, remove the current video card and firmly push the PNY 8600GT into your PCI-Express x16 slot. Now plug in your monitor to the video card’s ports, close up your case, plug in your power cable, and turn on your machine. Insert the included installation CD and follow the onscreen instructions. 










Once the software is completely installed, you'll be able to modify and view all of your settings in the nVidia control panel. Let's take a look at the control panel and see just what it can do. When you open up the control panel, there are four categories for you to choose from; 3D Settings, Display, Networking, and Video & Television. The 3D Settings menu is where you'll be able to adjust image settings and also view your current video settings.



The Display category is where you'll want to go to adjust your monitor's resolution, refresh rate, and color settings. I strongly recommend you do this to make sure you're getting everything you can get from your monitor and video card.




I think it's about time we start the intense benchmarks to see how well this PNY 8600GT performs.

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