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Biostar Sigma-Gate VR8603TS21 GeForce 8600GTS Videocard Review

Biostar Sigma-Gate VR8603TS21 GeForce 8600GTS Videocard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: Biostar's Sigma-Gate and V-Ranger software allowed us to push that videocard to its max. Literally. The key to our overclocking Zen was adjustable GPU and memory voltage options.
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External Mfg. Website: Biostar Jul 17 2007   Colin Sun  
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Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4

ID Software Doom 3 1.3

Source: id Software

At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportID Software Doom 3 1.3
HQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 170.3
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 143.2
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 185.3
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 182.3
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 180.8
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 180.4
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 152.4
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 155.9
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 172.4
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 174.9
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 165.9
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 134.7
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 118.9
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 183.7
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 182.6
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 152.2
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 162.6
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 173.3
HQ1600x1200 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 116.7
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 81.9
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 175.1
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 153.1
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 154.8
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 143.3
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 79.4
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 82.2
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 162.1
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 134.5
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 112.7
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 71.8
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 60.8
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 147
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 160.2
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 79.4
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 89.4
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 99.1
UQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 164.4
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 134.1
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 184.5
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 183
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 180.7
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 178.4
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 147.2
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 150.4
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 170.3
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 174.5
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 164.3
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 127.2
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 115.9
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 182.6
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 182.3
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 147.7
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 160.7
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 174.3
UQ 1600x1200 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 110.9
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 76.3
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 174.9
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 151.6
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 153.3
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 112.1
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 69.9
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 71.9
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 160.1
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 130.9
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 109.7
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 68.6
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 59.9
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 148.8
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 158.7
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 69.9
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 88.3
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 97.6

We see a very nice performance jump from overclocking, especially at high resolutions with all the eye candy enabled. Results go from decent to silky smooth, very nice!

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
HQ 1600x1200 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 135.9
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 118.3
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 185.9
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 180.3
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 181.5
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 179.5
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 132.8
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 136.3
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 172.7
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 164.1
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 171.6
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 116.2
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 95.1
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 176.2
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 187.3
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 132.9
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 144.2
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 162.2
UQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 150.9
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 130.6
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 186.6
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 184.6
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 182.9
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 181.4
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 172.9
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 177.4
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 178.1
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 179.8
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 165.2
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 143.8
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 137.1
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 184.2
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 183.5
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 173.4
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 182.6
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 191.5
UQ 1600x1200 FPS Ranking
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 130.3
Asus EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M/A 108
MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E 185.7
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 177.3
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 178.2
GeForce 8600GTS SLI 171.7
Foxconn 8600GTS-256 125.4
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 127
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 172.2
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 160.1
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 115.6
Gigabyte GV-NX76T256D-RH 104.5
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS 91.5
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 174.2
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M (675/2060) 183.1
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS 124.8
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (755/2210) 139.3
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS (830/2425) 158.9

Quake 4 results are even better. :-) At stock the Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 8600GTS gives us perfectly playable framerates.

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Contents of Article: Biostar Sigma-Gate VR8603TS21
 Pg 1.  Biostar Sigma-Gate VR8603TS21 GeForce 8600GTS Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVidia's G84 Core, DirectX 10 and Windows Vista
 Pg 3.  Biostar Simga-Gate and V-Ranger Overclocking Software
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the Biostar Sigma-Gate, more fun than usual!
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 7.  — Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 9.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 10.  PCSTATS Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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