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MSI 8600GTS Diamond Plus with HDMI - Test System Setup and 3DMark05

Nvidia's 8600GTS is a well behaved and multi-talented mid-range solution, MSI adds to that with HDMI support.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 27, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: MSI

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

 

Motherboard(s): ASUS P5K3 Deluxe (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-III 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA-II

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Nvidia ForceWare 158.22, Catalyst 7.7 and DX9c

 

When we tested the HD2600XT the other week it really impressed us, but we didn't throw an 8600GTS into the mix. Well today we thought it's the perfect opportunity to bring back the HD2600XT and see how it fairs against its more expensive mid-range opponent.

 

We shan't delay any longer, let's get straight into the benchmark results to see how the mid-range cards battle it out at mid-range resolutions.

 

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

We can see in the older 3DMark05 that the 8600GTS comes out in front, since the HD2600XT scored on par with the 8600GT this isn't any real surprise. Though with that said the lead isn't by much.

 

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