XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT Professional Series

Overclocking

Overclocking

On the XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT I used Rivatuner which seemed far more effective in Overclocking the card than the nTune panel was in the previous review.

As a loose comparison here are the overclocks:


 Stock
Clocks
Overclocked
Core Clock
Stock Memory
Clocks
Overlocked
Memory Clock
XFX 8600 GTS "XXX" Edition 730 7752260 2270
Foxconn 8600 GTS
675 7702000
2240
XFX 8600 GT "XXX" Edition 620 6701600
1900
XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT
620 705 16001900


And here is a comparison of the %'age overclock.

XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT overclock graph

Despite being on passive cooling the XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT overclocked better than the standard XFX 8600 GT "XXX" Edition. This could be due to a lucky chip, or simply to a very good cooler.

Whichever way you look at it a 14% overclock on the core is a nice overclock.
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Most Recent Comments

01-07-2007, 15:27:18

FarFarAway
We had a scoot around the 8600 series in May, now it's the turn of XFX's impressive looking Fatal1ty Edition card

Have a look-seeQuote

01-07-2007, 15:37:24

MikeEnIke
Nice review Kemp. Impressed, it put up a nice fight.Quote

01-07-2007, 16:09:38

Rastalovich
Excellent review as expected Kemp.

It`s a decent performer, and gives u the cooling benefits, if that`s the solution u`r after. @ ~ £111, I don`t think u can go that wrong tbh, cards in that bracket are only give or take a small sum.

The packaging does seem disappointing. Package clutter doesn`t cost the company anything at all, and promo stuff especially. Infact the XFX 7600GT 580m is packaged a whole lot better and is obviously an older card.

What impresses me most is the clocking of the Foxconn GTS card - but that detracts from the topic I guess >.<

If XFX are fishing for some impressive feedback, the backplane slot needs a bit of `tarting up`. Something as simple as XFX 8600 GT Fatal1ty in a green raised stamping on their black background would not only promote the card visually, but further seperate it from the mainstream. From the back as it stands, it looks like a regular XFX -anything- card.

Another thing, people will be put off with the likes of the 3DMark scores - that`s a shame. It`s not enough to dismiss the card imo, when it performs obviously better in `the real world`.

(oh and correct the reference to an 8700 on page 4, I got overly excited when I saw that)Quote
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