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Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocard Review

Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review, we're very happy to discover Gigabyte bundle Dawn of War Dark Crusade with its entry level GV-NX85T256H videocard.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Aug 10 2007   Colin Sun  
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Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details you need to see at a glance to know how the various videocards tested perform relative to each other. The chart we've compiled below lists the highest overclocked core and memory clock speeds we were able to achieve while maintaining 100% stability. Results are grouped by GPU class, and ranked by highest memory overclock to lowest.

PCSTATS Benchmark Report Maximum Videocard Overclocking Results

Videocards

Stock Memory Stock Core Overclocked Memory
(MHz)
Overclocked Core
(MHz)
Ranking
(memory overclock)

High End Videocards

MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD 1800 560 2132 665
Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M 1600 500 2060 675
MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC 1700 575 2020 662
Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC 1800 575 2000 650
MSI NX7900GTX-T2D512E 1600 650 1772 702
Asus EAX1900XTX 2DHTV/512M/A 1550 650 1600 682
MSI NX7900GS-T2D512E-OC 1400 550 1612 675
MSI NX7900GT-VT2D256E-HD 1400 500 1527 575
Asus EN7900GT TOP/2DHT/256M/A 1440 520 1510 561
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D512E 1700 550 1819 618
MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE 1200 500 1480 640
Asus EAX1950Pro/HTDP/256M/A 1400 560 1485 606
Gigabyte GV-NX78X256V-B 1200 430 1378 507
MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E 1200 430 1371 504
Albatron GeForce 7800GTX 1200 430 1347 479
Asus EN7800GT 2DHTV/256M/OSP/A 1000 400 1248 463
Asus EN7800GT TOP Silent/2DHTV/256M 1240 420 1240 566
MSI RX850XT-TD256E 1080 520 1215 852
MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E 1000 350 1160 416
MSI RX800XT-VTD256E 1000 500 1052 526

Mainstream Videocards

Foxconn 8600GTS-256 2016 675 2242 763
MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC 2000 700 2240 774
Albatron 8600GT-256 1400 540 1760 712
Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS* 1400 400 1752 680
MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E-OC 1600 580 1730 708
Gigabyte NX76T256D-RH Silent 1400 560 1612 628
Asus EN7600GT Silent/2DHT/256M/A 1400 560 1596 635
MSI NX7600GT-VT2D256E 1400 540 1568 626
Asus EAX1600XT Silent/TVD/256M/A 1396 587 1530 691
PowerColor X1600XT Bravo 1396 587 1396 631
Asus EN6600GT/Silencer/HTD/256M/A 1040 520 1149 566
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E 1000 500 1130 563
ATi Radeon X800 XL 984 398 1113 441
Gigabyte GV-RX18L256V-B 990 500 1080 521
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 1000 500 1070 583
MSI RX800XL-VT2D256E 984 398 1068 421
PowerColor X700 Pro 864 425 1040 483
Asus Extreme N6600TOP/TD/128M/A 900 400 1030 623
Gigabyte GV-RX800L256V 984 398 1026 421
Gigabyte GV-RX70P256V 864 420 904 491
Gigabyte GV-NX66T256DE 824 515 875 617
MSI NX6800 TD-128E 600 325 827 454

Entry Level Videocards

MSI NX8500GT-TD256E 800 450 1040 676
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H 800 500 1022 650
PowerColor X800GTO 702 398 756 438
Albatron GeForce 6600 512 500 300 550 490
PowerColor X700 532 398 532 461
Albatron PC6600LEQ 400 300 507 437

Ranked according to maximum overclocking memory result. Coming up with a criteria to rank the videocards was very difficult but we ended up ranking maximum memory speed. Memory bandwidth plays a key role in the overall performance of the videocard and realistically a GPU/VPU can never get enough no matter how it is designed. * The Biostar Sigma-Gate GeForce 7600GS has core and memory voltage options.

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:Overclocking the CPU and Memory, Overclocking the Videocard

As an entry level motherboard, the Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H is not a bad overclocker relatively speaking. Considering its price, you certainly get a lot more for your money these days than was possible with previous generations of videocards.

Silent Videocard for those on a Budget

If you're in the market for a new videocard, you're certainly getting a lot more accessories and games for your money.

A fine compatible example is Gigabyte's GV-NX85T256H, with a retail price of $106 CDN ($101 US, £50 GBP). The videocard supports Windows Vista Aeroglass, an important consideration if gaming isn't your first priority, rather the look and feel of Vista.

To top things off, Gigabyte's GV-NX85T256H includes a copy of the game, Dawn of War Dark Crusade! When was the last time a manufacturer bundled games with an entry level videocard?

Those of you looking to build a workstation or HTPC should also take notice that the Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H passively cooled, thus silent. With HDCP support, get yourself a DVI to HDMI converter and you can play those Blu-Ray and HD-DVD movies on your HDTV!

In terms of performance the Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H can handle DirectX 9.0 games at resolutions of 1024x768 pretty well. DirectX 10 titles like Call of Juarez and Lost Planet are a bit too much for it though. If you're a big time gamer you might be better served to save up a bit more to get something that's one or two classes higher. If you're just a casual gamer though the GV-NX85T256H should be sufficient. It's also perfectly suitable for running a Windows Vista PC, with all of the eye candy that operating system allows for menus, explorer windows and navigation.

Ultimately, the Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H is a decent videocard for the price but it's important to keep in mind its intended purpose. As long as you do that, the Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H will provide satisfactory 2D and gaming performance.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H Geforce 8500GT Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  nVidia GeForce 8500GT Technology
 Pg 3.  Test Specs, Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05
 Pg 4.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 5.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 6.  Videocard Benchmarks: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 10.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez
 Pg 11.  DX10 Videocard Benchmarks: Lost Planet
 Pg 12.  — Maximum Videocard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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