XFX 8600GT - The Package
One card down and another to go. Here we see that XFX is using the same X-design box it used in its GTS variant which is a great looking package. The front, again like the GTS, has the big, mean looking wolf man with lots of detail.
We also see some of the key features in regards to the card like 256MB of DDR3 memory, as with the Gigabyte, and an overclocked core speed of 620MHz which is why this model is marketed as a XXX version.
Turning over gives us some key features and in the middle we have a cutout window that lets us see the actual card. Across the bottom we also have a number of logos including dual-DVI, dual-link DVI and HDTV ready.
This is quite a light package though we do receive 2 DVI-VGA connectors and an S-video cable. The only other extras are the obligatory driver CD, manual, and quick install guide.
Although it is nice to have a second DVI-VGA connector, there are some key components that should have also been included since the price tag of this XFX card will sit close to that of the Gigabyte one. We would have liked to have seen a game, maybe Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter like the GTS, along with some component HDTV cables. The 8600GTS was a move in the right direction but it unfortunately looks like XFX has stepped back again with the GT model.
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