Gainward Bliss 8600 GT PCX Golden Sample GLH Edition 256mb

Synthetic Benchmarks - 3DMark

FutureMark 3DMark03

3DMark03 is a benchmark that uses mainly a DirectX 8 featureset including several pixel fillrate tests. I included this test in the review to see an approximation of how well old games will play on the current gen cards, as well as how well each card copes with the fillrate tests.
The lower end Gainward card shows its lower performance  in the older test.
FutureMark 3DMark05

3DMark05 is a benchmark based on DirectX 9 with more advanced shading and bump-mapping techniques, as well as a tough CPU test integrated.
Again the lower specced 8600 GT comes off badly in the slightly more up to date 3DMark05.
FutureMark - 3DMark06

3DMark06 is a more complex 3D benchmark, using many of the more advanced techniques found in DirectX 9.0c such as utilising Shader Model 3.0 and HDR lighting to create a tough benchmark that stresses the GPU and CPU.
The Gainward Bliss 8600 GT PCX shows that the newer architecture of the HD3850 does very well in the 3DMark tests, whereas the older 8600 series architecture does not do too well here.
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Most Recent Comments

21-01-2008, 12:47:26

Worth a look at this HDMI-enabled card?

Read on...Quote

21-01-2008, 13:11:28

last page, "eprformance"

needs editing

otherwise, good review Quote

21-01-2008, 14:14:48

Ta, must have missed that Quote

21-01-2008, 14:47:24

Nice review Matt..

I could be wrong here but when you say the increase of the overall 3DMark 06 results when overclocked is 200... Is it not 1000 ish??

I may well be wrong as I just scanned that part.. Will read in detail a little later.Quote

21-01-2008, 15:07:26

6293 to 7272? Looks around 1000 points to me, did I not put 1000? Mebbe was late and i was thinking 1000 ish Quote

21-01-2008, 15:09:19

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
6293 to 7272? Looks around 1000 points to me, did I not put 1000? Mebbe not
Na think it said 200... Least I'm not going mad (er)Quote

22-01-2008, 12:13:40

Nice insight.

Certainly gets game spankage off the Ati alt card. Although the 3dmark scores are pretty much how I`d expect them to be.

Now they show this card sporting 3 possible outputs - can it manage that ?

1 BIG dissapointment for me, especially with it having HDMI as a standard connection, is no audio passthrough. MSI seem to have taken the corner of the market with this.

Hard to think the 8600 is about to become a `last generation` card.Quote

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