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GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announces a brand new thermal design, fanless Silent-Pipe II™ single-slot version with All-Solid capacitor design are featured on the GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256D. Equipped with the GeForce® 8600 GT GPU, the GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256D also includes the impressive Supreme Commander™ game bundle for hard-core RTS gamers.
The card combines the best of technology from Gigabyte and NVIDIA, delivering a noiseless graphics card that outperforms active cooling designs using Silent Pipe II. On top of that, the bundle comes with the game Supreme Commander™, awarded Best Strategy Game at E3 2006.
Featuring the latest GeForce® 8600 GT with 256MB GDDR3 memory and DirectX® 10 and Shader Model 4.0 support, the GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256D delivers highly realistic gaming effects and enables full support for Microsoft® Windows Vista Premium. Differing from past GPU generations, the NVIDIA GeForce® 8600 GT features a dedicated “on-chip” video processor for superb picture quality and ultra smooth video playback. The GV-NX86T256D also features NVIDIA’s latest advanced technologies including NVIDIA’s GigaThreadTM Technology, Quantum EffectsTM Technology as well as support for NVIDIA’s LumenexTM engine, which introduces 16x Anti-aliasing and 128-bit floating point High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) rendering for the most realistic lighting effects.
The GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256D also supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and features support for the latest video output interfaces, including Dual Dual-Link DVI, ensuring the highest quality, Hi-Def experience for the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD formats.
GV-NX86T256D comes with the 80nm-based G84 display core, designed on full floating point Stream Processor units and fully compatible with DirectX 10.0 and Shader Model 4.0 standards. It has four 1.4ns GDDR3 display memories with each of 16Mb*32Bit, the display memory specification is 256MB/128Bit, factory clocked at 600/720.
80nm processor technology is used to manufacture the 8600GT. It has 32 Stream processors and draw a max power of 8600GT at 43W. The memory width of the 8600GT is 128bits wide. The number of transistors on 8600GTS and 8600GT is 289 million Shader clk of the 8600GT is 1180MHz.
In the next few pages, we will be presenting the benchmarks of the card against various cards based on the same chipset, the 8600GTS, 8600GT, X1950XTX, 7900GT and X1950Pro. Before we take a look at the scoreline, lets take a look at the test environment.
Graphics card tested
Gigabyte GV-NX86T256D with Forceware 158.16
ECS 8600GTS with Forceware 158.16
Chaintech GSE86GTS-A1 with Forceware 158.16
ATi X1950XTX with Catalyst 6.10
ASUS EN7900GT with Forceware 91.31
ASUS EAX1950Pro with Catalyst 6.10
* Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 / Intel INF 126.96.36.1992
* Intel X6800 Extreme Edition processor
* 2 x 1024 MB Corsair CMX1024A-8500C5 (total 2GB)
* Hitachi 7K80 SATAII HDD
* Windows XP SP2
- 3DMark2005 (1024x768x32)
- 3DMark2006 (1280x1024x32)
- DOOM3 (1600x1200x32)
- Riddick (1600x1200x32)
- F.E.A.R (1600x1200x32)
- PREY (1600x1200x32)
Before we go into the benchmarks, we would like to point out the differences in gpu clk/mem settings from the various manufacturers. The factory defaults of the GF 8600GTS is 675/1000 while the 8600GT is 540/700.
The cards are factory overclocked.
Gigabyte GV-NX86T256D : 600/720
ECS N8600GTS-256MX+ : 720/1100
Chaintech GSE86GTS-A1 : 743/1100
As the clks are o/c by default, results might differ. In the chart below, we also posted the scores of the card(s) overclocked. The results can be seen with the (oc xxx/xxx).
There is no doubt the 8600GT is no match for the 8600GTS cards. The Gigabyte scored 9038 using its default clk (already o/c) and 9743 when we overclock it further to 661/772 using ntune.
In fact, if you read our Foxconn 7900GS review previously, the Foxconn card scored 9107 in 3Dmark05. The Gigabyte 8600GT scored 9038. This score is very close to the 7900GS. In fact, the performance could match the ASUS EN7900GT in our test (which scored 9342). It is also somewhat amazing that the card, with a passive heatsink can overclock the card from the NV recommended GPU clk of 540/700 to 600/720 and we further increased it to 661/772.
In 3DMark06, the 8600GT scored 4622 and 4978. This score is behind the ASUS EN7900GT and the ASUS EAX1950Pro. The Foxconn 7900GS scored 5161 in a previous test. Although it lost, the card perform pretty close to the DX9 top cards. It is just a 100 - 200 points below that of the X1950pro, 7900GT and 7900GS.
How will it perform in games? Let's read on.
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