Excellent mid-to-high end DX10 VGA solution-ELSA GLADIAC 860GT PH2 256B3

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  1. windwithme

    windwithme Member

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    In April of 2007, NVIDIA launched 3 new products, GeForce 8600GTS/8600GT/8500GT,
    not only to segment a different target market from 8800GTX/8800Ultra
    but also take over the current market for GeForce 7900GS/7600GT/7300GT

    In these months, mostly we can find the reviews of 8600GTS,
    the top level of the series but it did not win much admire for
    higher street price but common performance…

    Let’s have a different main dish today, ELSA GLADIAC 860GT PH2,
    the overclock version.
    The standard frequency of NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT original design is
    540/700MHz
    The frequency of ELSA GLADIAC 860GT PH2 is 600/800MHz


    Color Box
    A sticker reads “Three years warranty”
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    Accessory
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    Product front look
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    Rear side of the product
    [​IMG]

    APACK Fan System
    With better cooling performance and lower noise
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    Components
    All in SANYO solid capacitors and seal inductances
    [​IMG]

    Interface
    Dual-DVI / TV-Out Interface
    [​IMG]

    Samsung -1.2ns GDDR3 memory
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    windwithme

    windwithme Member

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    Test Equipment
    CPU:INTEL Core 2 Duo E6700
    MB: DFI DARK INFINITY NF650I ULTRA
    DRAM:Mushkin Tuner XP Redline DDRII 1000
    VGA:ELSA 860GT PH2 256B3 2DT RH
    HD:Seagate 7200.10 320GB
    POWER:Coolive AP-400F
    Cooler:Thermaltake V1
    [​IMG]

    CPU : 450X7=>3150Mhz
    DARM : DDRII 1200 CL5 4-4-9 2T
    VGA criterion
    Standard 8600GT default : 540/700
    ELSA 860GT PH2 OC default : 600/800
    ELSA 860GT PH2 after OC : 625/1000


    3DMARK2003

    540/700
    [​IMG]

    600/800
    [​IMG]

    625/1000
    [​IMG]


    3DMARK2005

    540/700
    [​IMG]

    600/800
    [​IMG]

    625/1000
    [​IMG]


    3DMARK2006

    540/700
    [​IMG]

    600/800
    [​IMG]

    625/1000
    [​IMG]


    Age Of Empires
    Hardware setup :
    DFI :1280X1024
    Others are set up to the highest level criterion

    540/700
    Main select page :p. 44
    [​IMG]

    600/800
    Main select page :p. 47
    [​IMG]

    625/1000
    Main select page :p. 49
    [​IMG]


    Need For Speed Carbon
    Hardware setup :
    DPI : 1280X1024
    Detail value : high
    Others are default value

    540/700
    Main select page :p. 37
    [​IMG]

    600/800
    Main select page :p. 41
    [​IMG]

    625/1000
    Main select page :p. 43
    [​IMG]


    The main differences of 8600GT and 8600GTS are Core/Memory frequency,
    PCB and independent power supply.
    Because of these 2 models are in the same NVIDIA G84 technology, it is
    possible to enable 8600GT the same performance as 8600GTS if in high
    quality materials and critical fine-tune.

    The key point is that 8600GT is much cheaper than 8600GTS…
    At present time, 8600GTS is more expensive than 7900GS but the
    performance is close to 7900GS
    I think most people will not be convinced to have a 8600GTS…

    On the contrary, it is reasonable for a high quality 8600GT to take over 7600
    GT’s market even enabled high performance, close to 8600GTS and 7900GS.
    I think 8600GT is enabled much more C/P value than 8600GTS and 8500GT.

    ELSA GLADIAC 860GT PH2 is equipped with high quality cooling system and
    GDDR3 Memory, the common component applied on 8600GTS, and enabled OC
    performance but the street price is only about USD$ 10 higher than other
    competitors.

    It enhanced ELSA GLADIAC 860GT PH2 more competitive in mid level VGA market :)
     
  3. Shinanigans

    Shinanigans Member

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    Nice review :thumbup:

    Cheers
     
  4. TaroT

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    nice review but
    this is not a mid to high end
    thats for the 88 series and the 2900xt

    these things even tweaked don't go near them especially with the wick turned up.

    so maybe ditch the high end part :)
     
  5. sadlydefiant

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    An in menu frame rate is no good, play the game and take an average with fraps. It's easy to do. There is no point in just showing a menu frame rate.
    My x1800gto is faster than this card (which does'nt surprise me)
     

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