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 weren't struggling before they will start to now.
We again see that 3DMark06 is able to make use of the extra core and memory speed on offer from the BFG 8600GTS.
Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)
As usual AA performance is horrible in the HD 2k series and the 8600 GTS sees nice gains as we move up in clock speed.
Prey manages to make good use of the overclocking, moving from an average of just under 50FPS up to a near 60FPS.