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Biostar GeForce 8600GTS V-Ranger

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 2, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 62%Manufacturer: Biostar

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)


Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)


Motherboard(s): ASUS Blitz Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)


Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA-2


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista


Drivers: Catalyst 7.9 and Forceware 162.18


There really isn't anything too exiting to the 8600GTS from Biostar with its reference clocks. We have simply compared it against the HD 2600 XT from Palit to see how it goes today as the difference in price between a stock 8600GTS vs a 512MB HD 2600 XT isn't all that great.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130


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We can see straight away that the HD 2600 XT 512 MB lags a fair bit behind that of the 8600GTS.


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