nVidia 8600 GTS and 8600 GT - Foxconn and XFX
Published: 18th May 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |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)
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.
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