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Gigabyte and XFX - GeForce 8600GT graphics cards go head-to-head - Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF

Nvidia's 8600GT GPU may save $$$ but does it cost more in performance? We take cards from Gigabyte and XFX and find out.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 19, 2007 4:00 am

High Quality AA and AF

 

Our high quality tests let us separate the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls. If the cards were not struggling before they will start to now.

 

3DMark06

 

 

Like our non AA and AF tests we see that we have a bit of a reverse staircase effect. The XXX 8600GT from XFX comes in only just behind the reference 8600GTS.

 

Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)

 

 

With increased settings the 8600GTs really take a hit, to be honest though you are not going to be gaming at these settings on any of the cards here.

 

Prey

 

 

The overclocked 7600GT has the edge on the Gigabyte 8600GT thought the XXX XFX does pull ahead and gives us numbers closer to the GTS than the 7600GT.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

 

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