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Foxconn 8600GTS-256 Geforce 8600GTS DirectX10 Videocard Review

Foxconn 8600GTS-256 Geforce 8600GTS DirectX10 Videocard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: There are many Geforce 8600GTS models to pick from, and to be honest these videocards are virtually all re-branded nVidia reference cards.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Apr 26 2007   Colin Sun  
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Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator and Training demos were run.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCrytek FarCry 1.33:
UQ Regulator 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (2x AA) 56.26
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AA) 43.33
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8x AA) 39.76
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8xQ AA) 31.68
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16x AA) 38.44
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16xQ AA) 23.57
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (2x AF) 69.95
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AF) 69.22
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8x AF) 68.33
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16x AF) 67.52
UQ Training 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AA, 4x AF) 34.77
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 25.72
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16xQ AA, 16x AF) 18.64

If you want to play with AA/AF enabled, the Foxconn 8600GTS-256 can only do it with light settings.... so don't push this GPU too hard. Antialiasing is very memory bandwidth intensive, and this plays poorly into the memory bandwidth limitation of the GeForce 8600GTS design which is only 128 bits wide.

ID Software Quake 4 1.3

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark! Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Quake 4 1.3 Custom Demo:
UQ 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (2x AA) 101.6
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AA) 82.9
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8x AA) 71.8
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8xQ AA) 51
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16x AA) 71.1
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16xQ AA) 32.2
UQ 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (2x AF) 133
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AF) 131.9
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8x AF) 132.7
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16x AF) 132.2
UQ 1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AA, 4x AF) 82.3
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 51.7
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16xQ AA, 16x AF) 31.6

Quake 4 is nicer to the Foxconn 8600GTS-256 videocard. :-) You can play this game with decent framerates up to 4x AA. Anything higher though and framerates will start to suffer precipitously.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (2x AA) 38
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AA) 27
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8x AA)

25

Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8xQ AA) 13
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16x AA) 25
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16xQ AA) 12
1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (2x AF) 51
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AF) 51
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8x AF) 51
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16x AF) 51
1600x1200: FPS Ranking
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (4x AA, 4x AF) 24
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (8xQ AA, 8x AF) 13
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 (16xQ AA, 16x AF) 10

FEAR is a tough game for all videocards, no matter how you look at it. Realistically speaking, there isn't any one AA setting that enables anything more than marginal play in this case. For the game FEAR wth AA dialed in, a more powerful videocard is what you require.

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Contents of Article: Foxconn 8600GTS-256
 Pg 1.  Foxconn 8600GTS-256 Geforce 8600GTS DirectX10 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Getting Down & Dirty - GeForce 8600GTS Technology
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the Foxconn GeForce 8600GTS
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 8.  — Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 9.  Mainstream Gamers Delight?

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