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256mb memory PCI Express x16 Graphics card Core Clock Speed 675MHz RAMDAC Clock Speed 400MHz API Supported DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0, DirectX 10 Max Monitors Supported TV Interface HDTV out. Interfaces 2 x DVI-I (dual link) - 29 pin combined DVI 1 x HDTV output Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express x16

Sorry forgot to mention that this card is SLI ready!!!!!
- J.Dance
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banned#1
Voted Hot Hot Hhot
#2
I know its a midrange card but for a card thats future proof (direct x 10) and SLI ready you can't fault it for that price.
#3
not knocking you but its not a good deal can get the following @ ebuyer for £113.58 inc VAT + del or with googlecheck out £103.58 :) regards, Charlie

Innovision 3D 8600GTS 256MB DVI PCI-E Graphics Card

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126947

Features:

NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
GigaThread™ Technology
Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
16x Anti-aliasing
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR)
NVIDIA® Quantum Effect™ Technology
NVIDIA® ForceWare® unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
OpenGL® 2.0 Optimizations and Support
NVIDIA® nView Multi-Display Technology
PCI Express Support
Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista
NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology
Specifications:

Chipset Geforce - 8600 GTS
Memory - 256MB GDDR3
Core Frequency - 675MHz
Memory Frequency - 2000MHz
RAMDAC - 400MHZ
Interface - PCI-Express
Memory Bus - 128-bit
Stream Processors - 32
Max. Resolution - 2560 x 1600
SLI Ready - Yes
Output 1. Dual-Link DVI 2. HDTV
#4
Does anybody else find with nvidia graphics cards 9 times out of 10 the drivers disk that comes with the card is useless?
#5
J.Dance
Does anybody else find with nvidia graphics cards 9 times out of 10 the drivers disk that comes with the card is useless?


Thats why you never use them :D
#6
Voted cold - for £20 more you can get a 320MB 8800GTS which is a lot faster.
#7
dajg
Voted cold - for £20 more you can get a 320MB 8800GTS which is a lot faster.


and for 36 less you can get this :)

@ ebuyer for £113.58 inc VAT + del or with googlecheck out £103.58 regards, Charlie

Innovision 3D 8600GTS 256MB DVI PCI-E Graphics Card

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126947
#8
Don't really understand this - its cold! The 8800GTS is literally over twice as good - 96 stream processors compared to 32. This card is just a 8600GT clocked about 20% faster - and a 8600GT costs £75 delivered.

Shader processing power of 8600 GT = 113.3 GFlops
Shader processing power of 8600 GTS = 139.2 GFlops
Shader processing power of 8800 GTS = 345.6 GFlops Source = wikipedia
#9
jah128
Don't really understand this - its cold! The 8800GTS is literally over twice as good - 96 stream processors compared to 32. This card is just a 8600GT clocked about 20% faster - and a 8600GT costs £75 delivered.

Shader processing power of 8600 GT = 113.3 GFlops
Shader processing power of 8600 GTS = 139.2 GFlops
Shader processing power of 8800 GTS = 345.6 GFlops Source = wikipedia



And these can be run in SLI mode double the power yours cant
#10
Erm, so you would rather pay £280 to have this in SLI (64 stream processors, 280 GFlops total) than £160 to have a single 8800GTS (96 stream processors, 345 GFlops)? Rediculous. And what makes you think the 8600GT isn't SLi ready? All GeForce 8xxx are SLi ready.

[SIZE="3"]This is a [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]cold [/COLOR]deal.[/SIZE]
#11
Agreed. Sli is a waste of money imo. For £280, you can have a GTS, some 2GB ram to boot (or PSU or both if you are lucky) and have some money left over.

Or, for £140, you can have a 8600 GT and probably just skim the 2GB ram as well.

Ok, so this probably isn't a good way of expressing how expensive this is. It underperforms at some games which 7900GS beats it at (and that is about £100). If it can't beat these sort of cards at DX9, I don't think it it can woo us at DX10. Besides, we might as well wait till DX10 games (since we are mainly still stuck at DX9) actually come out and then buy the GTS which might fall at that price range! (dreams ahead XD)

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