Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 18 April 2007 15:29

XFX 8600 GT 620MHz scores great

Written by Fuad Abazovic
Image

Review: DX10 for €150 makes 8600GTS run for its money


We had a chance to get one special Geforce 8600 GT card. The normal cards are clocked at 540 MHz core and 1400 MHz memory but this XXX card runs at 620 MHz core and 1600 MHz memory. The best part is that it costs only €150 and is available at press time.


The card comes in an extremely small box but don't be fooled, it's a quite fast part. It has 32 Unified Shaders clocked at 1190 MHz and eight ROPs. The only bad thing about the 8600GT / GTS generation is that the memory works at 128 bit only.

 

Well let's forget about that for a second. XFX Geforce 8600 GT XXX is the full name of the product we tested. The card comes with 256MB GDDR3 memory has 2x DVI ports, TV-out and is of course PCIe only. It supports SLI and has a SLI connector on top of the card. The black PCB looks really nice and the white cooler fits the design.

 

Image

 

XFX made the DVI ports in green and it fits the design, on top of them you will find a S-video out. Even the bracket is in black. The card doesn’t have a PCIe 6 pin power connector and gets all its power from the PCIe slot.

The cooler is efficient and quiet and it looks a lot like the 7600 GT cooler we seen on the previous generation of the cards. It is not noisier than the cooler on a 8600 GTS, but this one doesn't cool the memory. The memory comes from Qimonda and we believe that it works at 1.4 ns. The package includes a driver CD (v. 101.02 XP), S-Video Cable, six pin to Molex power cable and a DVI dongle. Of course the box comes with a manual. The card doesn't support HDCP but the new version of the card might support it. 

 

Image

 

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
(Page 1 of 2)
Last modified on Thursday, 19 April 2007 12:20
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments