6 8600GTS Gaming Performance

After taking a look at the Overclocking of the 8600GTS Video Card, we take a look at how the card performs in current games.

Let’s take a look at how the upcoming 8600GTS performs in current games, 3 games
tested.

4 8600GTS Gaming Performance

Platform
Test Setup

CPU

Intel
Core 2 Duo E4300 Overclocked @ 9 x 266MHz = 2.4GHz

Motherboard

ASUS
P5N-E SLI 650i SLI

Memory

2
x 1GB GSkill F2-8000PHU2-2GBHZ DDR II set to run @ CL4-4-4-12, DDR2 800MHz,
2T

Graphics
Card


8600GTS 745/1145

7900GT 450/660

Hard
Disk Drive

Seagate
80GB Barracuda SATA Hard Disk Drive

PSU

SilverStone
Zeus ST56ZF

Operating
System

Windows
XP Pro

I tested the 8600GTS at 745/1145MHz against one of the
closest card in price point, the 7900GT. The equivalent on ATi’s side would be
X1950 Pro but unfortunately no card at the moment so not tested with that yet. 

Drivers used is Forceware 101.02, support for all cards modded by Guru3D. Image Quality settings
used default settings in Control Panel, with maximum in-game quality settings
selected. No Anti-Aliasing applied, and 16xAF used when stated at the last
benchmark.