nVidia 8600 GTS and 8600 GT - Foxconn and XFX

Game Benchmarks - Quake 4 and C&C 3

Quake 4

Quake 4 is a game built on the Doom 3 engine. This uses many DX 9.0c features and is a game that nVidia traditionally did well on being an OpenGL game. Once again I did three two minute runs on Quake 4 on each card and took the average of all my readings from these. I played a fast and furious part of the game that required both internal and external scenes.

Quake 4 was played at 1280 x 1024 with 2 x AA (Ultra settings)

quake 4 benchmarks

The 8600's did very well in Quake 4 as was expected. The GTS cards did very well with the XFX topping the lot nicely.

Command & Conquer 3

C&C3 is the much awaited RTS from EA. Hugely popular and with some pretty nice visuals almost every modern PC should be able to play it. I tested a skirmish right at the end when I had a screen full of mechs to defeat the enemy.

C&C 3 was played at 1280 x 1024 with all maximum settings apart from the AA which was set to level 2 in-game.


c&c 3 benchmarks

The XFX card did a little better than the other two 8600's in the test but all of the cards played the game very easily and it was a pleasent experience.

Game Tests Summary

The 8600's have shown that they are more than capable of playing some very demanding games at 1280 x 1024 with some decent detail levels in my game tests. I'm not sure I could recommend them for a higher resolution than this
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18-05-2007, 07:44:42

FarFarAway
We take a hard look at the performance of the new 8600 cards. Two from XFX and one from Foxconn.

Have a readQuote

18-05-2007, 07:52:23

FragTek
Nice roundup Kemp, good show.

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18-05-2007, 08:00:17

ionicle
looks cool, i just wish XFX had done the same with the GTS as the GT, the black PCB does look damn niceQuote
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