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Albatron GeForce 8600GT-256 PCI Express Videocard Review

Albatron GeForce 8600GT-256 PCI Express Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The nVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS has proven itself to be the darling of the videocard industry, but in its shadows is the GeForce 8600GT. The main difference between the two videocard is clock speed.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Jun 13 2007   Max Page  
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8600GT - A Good DirectX10 Alternative?

The nVIDIA GeForce 8600GT GPU offers us a good Microsoft Vista DirectX10 compatible platform from which to build on. The Albatron Geforce 8600GT-256 videocard is a very aggressive priced, so there isn't much to dissuade users seeking out an inexpensive graphical upgrade.

Retailing for $155 CDN ($147 USD, £73 GBP), the Albatron 8600GT-256 will bring your system up to Microsoft Windows Vista levels and offer up a moderate level of videocard game play. Albatron only bundle in a DVI to analog converter and TV/Component output cable here... a game would have been a nice touch.

While nVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS videocards require extra power, the Albatron 8600GT-256 can get by with just what it receives through the PCI Express x16 slot. That makes getting the Albatron 8600GT-256 up and running a simpler task for users with older computers.

In the 3D tests we see that the Albatron 8600GT-256 performs rather well for its GPU class, and that for the most part it can play modern games at 1024x768 without difficulty. Turning up the resolution or completely maxing out the image quality settings is not a great idea. Nvidia's GeForce 8600GT GPU simply doesn't have enough memory bandwidth to handle that kind of load.

The Albatron 8600GT-256 videocard was decent at overclocking, and in PCSTATS tests the core rose to 712MHz and memory approached 1760MHz. You'll see the biggest boost from this Albatron videocard by overclocking the memory speed as the G84 core is memory bandwidth bottle necked as it is.

If you need a DirectX10 Vista compatible videocard that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, the Albatron 8600GT-256 is great option. All the DX10 goodness you'd expect from a next generation videocard in a small and inexpensive package.

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Contents of Article: Albatron 8600GT-256
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForce 8600GT-256 PCI Express Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  GeForce 8600GTS Technology
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the Albatron 8600GT-256
 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.  — 8600GT - A Good DirectX10 Alternative?

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