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MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS Videocard Review

MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: MSI's NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC videocard is based on the new nVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS core. The card packs in a modest 256MB of GDDR3 memory.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: MSI Computer Apr 19 2007   Colin Sun  
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Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06

Futuremark 3DMark05 1.2.0 Source: FutureMark

3DMark05 is best suited for the latest generation of DirectX9.0 graphics cards. It is the first benchmark to require a DirectX9.0 compliant hardware with support for Pixel Shaders 2.0 or higher! By combining high quality 3D tests, CPU tests, feature tests, image quality tools, and much more, 3DMark05 is a premium benchmark for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark05 1.2.0
Overall Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 12098
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 10260
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 15251
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 14674
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 14703
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 13781
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 11071
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 8630
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 5711
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 4998
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 11676
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC (774/2240) 12623

Coming out of the gate the MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC posts some very good scores, even just a bit higher than a GeForce 7900GTX! Overclocking puts the GeForce 8600GTS videocard near 7950GX2 levels, which is very good for a mainstream graphics solution!

FutureMark 3DMark06 1.0.2 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.0.2
Overall: Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 6060
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 4904
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 9785
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 8799
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 8777
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 8057
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 6173
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 4945
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 3268
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 2654
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 5518
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC (774/2240) 6042
SM2.0 Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 2342
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 1949
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 4551
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 4010
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 3958
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 3619
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 2579
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 1974
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 1286
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 1007
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 2343
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC (774/2240) 2634
HDR/SM3.0 Points Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 2614
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 2011
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 4688
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 3976
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 4006
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 3466
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 2494
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 1935
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 1163
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 1097
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 2085
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC (774/2240) 2345

3DMark06 results are good on the whole. As you can see from these reference cards, overclocking really increases 3D performance here. Let's check out what real games have to say about the new Geforce 8600GTS GPU.

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Contents of Article: MSI Computer NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC
 Pg 1.  MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVidia's G84 Core, DirectX 10 and Windows Vista
 Pg 3.  nVidia G84 Core & Low Noise Videocard Cooling
 Pg 4.  Videocard Power Consumption Measurements
 Pg 5.  Geforce 8600GTS Overclocking Hype: Right or Wrong?
 Pg 6.  — Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 11.  Meet the G84 - Geforce 8600GTS from nVidia

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