8600GTS s GeForce 8600 GTS & GT; Plain Outside But Lethal Inside

NVIDIA DX10 offerings for the mainstream market are definitely not to be
missed and we will be seeing them on display over at the CeBIT in 2 days time.
NVIDIA is still right on schedule for G84 launch on April 17th thus beat ATi to
deliver DX10 mainstream products. Now, the final core clock of 8600 GTS is at
675MHz while 8600 GT is at 540MHz, both lowered from the earlier specs we have
seen. As promised, we will provide you some glimpse on the performance of the
upcoming GeForce 8600 GTS and 8600 GT graphics cards. On a Core 2 Extreme X6800
processor, GeForce 8600 GTS scored a pretty impressive 5,7xx pts in 3DMark06
which is slightly faster than the 7950GT while 8600 GT churned out 4,7xx pts in
3DMark06 overshadowing a 7900GS. It seems that a 128-bit memory interface is not
stopping 8600 series from churning out some nice performance.

8600GTS GeForce 8600 GTS & GT; Plain Outside But Lethal Inside

8600 GTS

8600GT GeForce 8600 GTS & GT; Plain Outside But Lethal Inside

8600 GT

Looks Plain On The Outside But Lethal Inside

NVIDIA DX10 offerings for the mainstream market are definitely not to be
missed and we will be seeing them on display over at the CeBIT in 2 days time.
NVIDIA is still right on schedule for G84 launch on April 17th thus beat ATi to
deliver DX10 mainstream products. We took an
early look on G84 in Feb and we saw
some changes on the core clock when we
revealed the specs
earlier.

Now, the final core clock of 8600 GTS is at 675MHz while 8600 GT is at
540MHz, both lowered from the earlier specs we have seen. The memory clock for
8600 GTS stood at 1GHz using 1ns 256MB GDDR3 memories while memory clock for
8600 GT stood at 700MHz using 1.4ns GDDR3 memories. GeForce 8600 GTS has 8
layers PCB based on P401 design kit while 8600 GT has 6 layers PCB based on P402
design kit. 8600 GTS requires an additional power with the TDP at ~71W while
8600 GT which doesn’t requires external power is rated at ~43W TDP.

As promised, we will provide you some glimpse on the performance of the
upcoming GeForce 8600 GTS and 8600 GT graphics cards. On a Core 2 Extreme X6800
processor, GeForce 8600 GTS scored a pretty impressive 5,7xx pts in 3DMark06
which is slightly faster than the 7950GT while 8600 GT churned out 4,7xx pts in
3DMark06 overshadowing a 7900GS. It seems that a 128-bit memory interface is not
stopping 8600 series from churning out some nice performance.