XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT Professional Series
Published: 1st July 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |Test Setup
The setup is:
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6700 @ 3.33Ghz
Motherboard: XFX 650i Ultra
RAM: 1gb Mushkin XP2-5300 4-4-4-12
Sound: Creative Labs X-Fi fatal1ty FPS
HDD: OS - 160gb Hitachi Deskstar SATA II
HDD: Gaming - 2 x 40gb Hitachi Deskstars in RAID 0
Power: Silverstone Zeus 560w
Case: Silverstone TJ09
Cooling: Scythe Infinity
Please note that I am comparing this card with the numbers from a previous review on the 8600 roundup (here). The only difference in setup is the motherboard used (previously the FP-IN9 SLI),
I am using a manual run-through of the games listed, exactly the same as in previous reviews, but doing it slightly differently to get some consistant numbers. Notice that for all games I ran through at 1280 x 1024, with the same amount of AA and AF on each game. For all of the 3Dmark benchmarks I did two runs. One run was with the stock settings that the free version of the benchmark comes with and one was with 2 x AA @ 1680 x 1050.
For installation I have installed the cards as usual with the normal PCI-E power dongle (or not as required), checked that the card is seated correctly and powered on.
Note that the cards height was not an issue in my TJ09, although you may want to check the size specs as it is a little larger than a normal card @
I am using a clean install of Windows XP Professional SP2 with all the latest patches.
nVidia drivers used were 158.22
ATI drivers used were Catalysts 7.4's
XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT Professional series Clock Speeds: 620. Memory Speeds: 1600 (800). Stream processor Clock: 1355MHz
XFX 8600 GTS "XXX" Edition Core Speed: 730. Memory Speeds: 2260 (1130). Stream Processor Clock: 1595MHz.
Foxconn 8600 GTS Core Speed: 675. Memory Speeds: 2000 (1000). Stream Processor Clock: 1450MHz
XFX 8600 GT "XXX" Edition Core Speed: 620. Memory Speeds: 1600 (800). Stream Processor Clock: 1355MHz