Qimonda 1.4ns Memory on the Inno3D, while the Palit houses a
heatsink over the RAM chips. Upon removing the RAM sinks, I saw that the Palit spots slightly better Memory, Qimonda 1.3ns:
No need for a PCI-E Power connector on the Inno3D, nor for the
Palit – one of the key difference between a GTS model and a GT model.
Back of Inno3D
Back of Palit
The Inno3D 8600GT comes clocked at 540MHz Core and 700MHz
Memory, and the idle temperature of the core stays at 46C.
On the other hand, the Palit 8600GT is clocked at 600MHz Core (11% higher
than Inno3D), and 800MHz Memory (14% higher than the Inno3D). It idles at a
lower temperature of 41C, probably because of the better Zalman cooler on