IMG 6973 VR Zone G84  Geforce 8600 series shootout

The Asus 8600GTS TOP box with a sticker that indicates that it’s an overrclocked card and is 10% faster than cards by competitors.

IMG 6974 VR Zone G84  Geforce 8600 series shootout

Reference card, reference heatsink with a "Stalker" sticker stuck over the heatsink and an Asus sticker on the blower. At retail, the Asus TOP card will come bundled with THQ’s latest game "Stalker".

IMG 6932 VR Zone G84  Geforce 8600 series shootout

The Asus 8600GT Box

IMG 6933 VR Zone G84  Geforce 8600 series shootout

Comes with a nice Orb like heatsink instead of the reference one like the TOP version.

specs VR Zone G84  Geforce 8600 series shootout

Specs of the Asus card as compared to Nvidia’s reference clocks. Take note that the Silent cards adheres to Nvidia’s stock speeds.