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Gigabyte and XFX - GeForce 8600GT graphics cards go head-to-head - Benchmarks - 3DMark06

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

3DMark06

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

 

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3DMark06 is the very latest version of the "Gamers Benchmark" from FutureMark. The newest version of 3DMark expands on the tests in 3DMark05 by adding graphical effects using Shader Model 3.0 and HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting) which will push even the best DX9 graphics cards to the extremes.

 

3DMark06 also focuses on not just the GPU but the CPU using the Ageia PhysX software physics library to effectively test single and Dual Core processors.

 

 

3DMark06 continues to show us the same information, the XXX GT is only just behind the bigger GTS reference model.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

 

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