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8500/8600 Geforce 8 Post Launch Discussion

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by skootyloops, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. skootyloops

    skootyloops Member

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    Yes yes I know just over an hour before the NDA is officially lifted on these cards, however we might as well start off the thread.

    8600GTS Reviews
    XFX XXX 8600GTS + Reference 8600GTS - Tweaktown
    8600GTS Volt Mods - Vr-Zone
    8600GTS Performance Review - Hardwarezone
    Test Environment of NV 8600GTS benchmark - OCWorkBench
    Reference 8600GTS/8600GT


    8600GT Reviews
    Reference 8600GTS/8600GT

    8500GT Reviews

    The list of reviews will increase soon, especially after the NDA has expired.

    8600 Pre-Launch Discussion Thread

    All future discussion on these cards and their reviews should stay in this thread :p

    Also if you come across a review dont forget to post a link here, we can make a decent sized list on it.
     
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  2. aussie-revhead

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    Woohoo this is an exciting time ... any new vid cards are good .

    Carrying on from last thread :

    On a 19" lcd like mine with 1280x1024 native resolution should be fine with a 8600GT ? Although the results vary from benchmark to benchmark and res to res the 7900GS wasnt far from the 8600GTS in most things . Does that mean that apart from dx10 support a 7900GS would also do most small LCD users ?

    :thumbup:
     
  3. TOX

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    A 7900GS is going to kill a 8500GT in everything.

    There are of course other things you have to put into consideration, what do you currently have? Do DX 10 games bother you? How much can you afford?

    If DX 10 games don't phase you and you will venture down that path later your better of with your 7900GS. A 7900GS at stock is a good card for 1280 x 1025 users, but with it's overclock ability you can use it and get beutiful game play at 1680 x 1050
     
  4. FLB

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    Well I currently have the 8600GT (Palit) in an older AMD 3500+, but soon it will be in a C2D 6420 based system.
    I like the fact there is no extra power needed for the card.

    This card was purchased for the fact that she never games above 1024x768 and runs the desktop @ 1280x1024.

    Will try some benchies soon.
     
  5. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    The 8600GT certainly does look like a pretty decent card at the moment. Hopefully we'll see some 'special' versions before long (passive cooling in particular would be nice, and shouldn't be a problem given the size of the heatsink on that card).

    I'd agree with TOX's point about resolutions. The 8600GTS will have trouble with large monitors, but for those of us still using 17"/19"/20"/22" LCDs it should be quite adequate.

    Presumably Nvidia's got something kept in reserve (8700?) just in case ATI's offerings are both fast and cheap. Given that the ATI top-end cards are 512-bit, I'd be pretty surprised if their mid-range ones aren't 256-bit - and that could give them a decent advantage over the 8600s (although it'd cost more).
     
  6. TOX

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    The Gigabyte 8600GT I have here is Passive cooled :D

    Also the XFX XXX has pretty nuts clock on it, it performs only slightly slower then the 8600GTS referance.

    What will be interesting is getting a card not OC as much and see if it can hit the same clocks no worries. The GT could be a pretty good bang for buck considering OC. The Gigabyte GT doesn't overclock much but I put that down to the passive cooling
     
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    Interesting results, seems as the resolution gets higher the 8600GT plays catch up.

    I'm guessing that would have something to do with the limiting 128-bit bus on the 8600GTS.

    These new cards are certainly looking to be an interesting series. Lets hope AMD finally do decide to join the party :rolleyes:
     
  9. Tsagadai

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    Wondering whether it's worth waiting another few weeks to see if a 512MB version emerges. I'm pretty keen on getting one now and another in a few months for budget SLi.
     
  10. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    Good - just like the 7600GST cards were. Do you happen to know what price they're aiming for with those?

    Yes, this will definitely be interesting. I guess that we'll soon have plenty of information about overclocking (since they'll be easily available, and I would imagine that a lot of people have been waiting for them).
     
  11. tuteja1986

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    Re message

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2970

    Very disappointing performance i think. The only thing going for it is the full H.264 , VLC and Mepg 100% offload support. Also DX10 Support. But it can't even beat up a X1950pro and is priced as expensive as 7950GT/X1950XT 256MB. Nvidia needs to drop the price or release a new version with a increase memory bandwidth to 256bit.

    Very disappointed ;(
     
  12. aussie-revhead

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    Contradictory comments there, have to buy one and see for ourselves.

    Prices will drop man its only 2hrs after release eh .

    :D
     
  13. Akimbo

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    How's the title of these 2 websites;

    Toms Hardware:
    GeForce8600: DirectX 10 For The Masses

    Anandtech:
    DX10 for the Masses: NVIDIA 8600 and 8500 Series Launch


    Is that what we are? Just a bunch of masses? Like robot buying sheep that just line up at shops all day long?
     
  14. FLB

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    Well unless you are being sarcastic, the masses = cheap dx10 cards for all.
    Nothing nasty in those titles from what I can tell...
     
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    Just wait for AMTI to release their new card so Nvidia can finally release their "good" drivers, and then we will know where we stand. :Paranoid:
     
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    http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=8600+gt

    few 8600gt's floating for around 200 which means the gts will have to be
    240++ odd .
    To me looking ar the reviews i have seen so far and how it scales it is really a waste.

    unless you want a cheap dx 10 for vista(read hp dell etc) the 8800 320 at the moment is much better value.
     
  18. jakiman

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    From looking at the benchmarks, it's about half the speed of the 8800GTS 320MB.
    (Well, unless you look at the 1024x768 etc benchmarks where it's more CPU limited)

    Result of 1/3 of stream processors and half the memory bandwidth.
    If the 8600GTS becomes closer to the $200 mark, it's not bad at all.
    Especially if people want a decent card to play games below 1600x1200.
     
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    Is there a price/release date for the Gigabyte Passively cooled 8600GT?
     
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    We should see the Gigabyte passive cooled card at launch or not far behind, don't know about price.
     

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