You have seen our shootout for the Geforce 7600GT series a year back, and now we’re back with the 8600 series. We will be taking a look at a total of 18 cards from 7 different brands in this shootout, namely Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit & Zotac, and we aim to give you an idea of what to expect for the price you pay for your spanking new graphics adapter.
Below are some of the basic specifications of the 8600GT and GTS before we continue to introduce the cards from the various different brands.
|Transistor Count (millions)|
|Core Clock (Mhz)|
|Shader Clock (Ghz)|
|Memory Clock (Mhz)|
1000 (2000 DDR)
|Memory bandwidth (GB/s)|
|Texture fill rate (Billion/sec)|