The Inquirer have managed to get some early benchmark runs organised with NVIDIA's yet to be released mid-range GeForce 8500 / 8600 cards.
Cards tested were the 8500GT, 8600GT and 8600GTS. The DailyTech have since been able to confirm a launch date of April 17 for these cards along with pricing details as well.
Earlier this week review publications received their test kits for the GeForce 8300 through 8600. The bulk of these cards, the GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8600 GT and GeForce 8600 GTS will launch on April 17, with the GeForce 8300 GS and GeForce 8400 GS following soon after.
DailyTech published technical details of these cards last month. In a nutshell:
GeForce 8600 GTS -- 256 MB GDDR3, 675 MHz core clock, 1000 MHz memory clock
GeForce 8600 GT -- 256 MB GDDR3, 540 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock
GeForce 8500 GT -- 128 to 256 MB DDR2 or GDDR3, 450 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock