XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT Professional Series



The XFX fatal1ty 8600 GT is a great performing card, just as it's brother the 8600 GT "XXX" Edition was. With a passive cooler, excellent "out of the box" overclocks and decent overclocking after the factory you can't complain.

Pricewise the XFX 8600 GT Fatal1ty Professional Series is only a few pounds above the "XXX" Edition and a little above the rest of the market at around £99 @ Komplett . I think the extra little bit of cash is worth it, although you could buy a stock clocked 8600 GT for less and fit an aftermarket cooler onto it.


However if you're looking for good looks out of the box, a nice overclock and a very quiet (silent) card then look no further.

The XFX Fatal1ty 8600 GT get's a big OC3D thumbs up and an "HTPC Approved" Award.

Recommended Award HTPC approved


+ Great silent cooler
+ Nice overclocks
+ Very fast card
+ Great looking


- Slightly more expensive than a stock 8600 GT
- Cooler is a little large
- Lack of decent bundle

Thanks to XFX for the review sample

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Most Recent Comments

01-07-2007, 15:37:24

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

01-07-2007, 16:09:38

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

01-07-2007, 16:10:18

Nice review!

The clocks on that thing seem to be huge compared to stock, I'm suprised it can pull it off as much as it does being passive.Quote

01-07-2007, 16:18:15

I know, it's a pretty good job

@Rast - the foxconn OC's more as it is a stock-clocked card. People generally would rather buy the fastest out there but the small enthusiast overclocking segment would (and should) buy the cheapest and OC that

Still a nice cooler like this one gives you a great reason to buy the cardQuote

01-07-2007, 16:24:50

Nice too see a product baring his name that isnt cack or really expensiveQuote

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