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Bus interface: PCI Express * Memory: 256MB * Memory Interface: 128 bit * RAMDACs: 400 MHz

NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread technology *16x full-screen anti-aliasing

Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support * True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting

NVIDIA® Quantum Effects physics processing technology * Two dual-link DVI outputs support two 2560x1600 resolution displays

NVIDIA® PureVideo HDtechnology * HDCP capable * NVIDIA ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)

NVIDIA® Lumenex Engine * OpenGL® 2.0 support * Innovative Cooling System * Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista
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#1
With CRYSIS just around the corner i would say now is the time to upgrade your graphics card - especially at this price!

Great find.
#2
yes indeed upgrade for crysis..just not to this card..
#3
I have an 8600 already - can I get another and link them with the funky SLI business?

I paid £125 for mine!
#4
And I paid £68.05 for my 8600GT about a week ago. But the good thing about mine is that it has a massive heat sink so they are a bit more expensive than fans.
1 Like #5
Flux101
I have an 8600 already - can I get another and link them with the funky SLI business?

I paid £125 for mine!


I'm not 100% sure but i think BOTH cards have to be identical to SLI them. e.g. same Manufacturer, Memory, Speed, etc.

Can someone confirm this ?

UPDATE:

On a bit of investigation it looks like it's just the Graphics Processor (GPU) Speed that needs to be identical. e.g. my 8600 GTS speed is 710 Mhz, so i guess i'd need another the same speed & not 400 Mhz like the one posted above.
#6
Mecoconuts
I'm not 100% sure but i think BOTH cards have to be identical to SLI them. e.g. same Manufacturer, Memory, Speed, etc.

Can someone confirm this ?

UPDATE:

On a bit of investigation it looks like it's just the Graphics Processor (GPU) Speed that needs to be identical. e.g. my 8600 GTS speed is 710 Mhz, so i guess i'd need another the same speed & not 400 Mhz like the one posted above.


A typo there ....i meant like the 540 Mhz card posted above.
1 Like #7
Mecoconuts
I'm not 100% sure but i think BOTH cards have to be identical to SLI them. e.g. same Manufacturer, Memory, Speed, etc.

Can someone confirm this ?

UPDATE:

On a bit of investigation it looks like it's just the Graphics Processor (GPU) Speed that needs to be identical. e.g. my 8600 GTS speed is 710 Mhz, so i guess i'd need another the same speed & not 400 Mhz like the one posted above.
Nah, all you need are 2x 8600GT's with the same amount of memory - it will automatically downclock the faster cards to the speed of the slowest one
#8
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/319a8sH3pQL._AA200_.jpg
#9
it seems like just yesterday i got a 6600gt for about 70 - 80 quid and at the time that was a good deal. wow, things have changed
#10
I remember buying this card for near £200 what seems like only a couple of yrs ago. Crazzzzy.. not a bad card for the causal gamer but for abit extra theres better to get
#11
Is this a good card then i have an in built 6000gt i think not sure, would i get good quality from recent games with this card
#12
How does this card compare to 256mb ATI Radeon x1300PRO?
#13
I'm a bit out of touch with graphics card prices, but isn't this incredibly cheap? The cheapest 8600GT I can find on ebuyer is £66.99, ie over 40% more.
#14
fwibble
Is this a good card then i have an in built 6000gt i think not sure, would i get good quality from recent games with this card


DITTO! I have a Gainward 256mb 6600gt, I don't claim to be a graphics card expert but would say £47.28 was a good price for a good upgrade.
#15
ordered one when stock shows 1 left, and now it still got one left ? wired. thanks for the nice deal. voted hot
#16
Mecoconuts
I'm not 100% sure but i think BOTH cards have to be identical to SLI them. e.g. same Manufacturer, Memory, Speed, etc.

Can someone confirm this ?

UPDATE:

On a bit of investigation it looks like it's just the Graphics Processor (GPU) Speed that needs to be identical. e.g. my 8600 GTS speed is 710 Mhz, so i guess i'd need another the same speed & not 400 Mhz like the one posted above.

Jakg
Nah, all you need are 2x 8600GT's with the same amount of memory - it will automatically downclock the faster cards to the speed of the slowest one

Thanks for that, I think I'll not bother in case I have problems, as mine is an XFX version that's been overclocked at retail, so if I buy one it would just downclock it I guess, so don't really know how much extra performance this would give me.

Mine does have 256MB memory though, same as this, so was tempted!
#17
Does anyone know how this compares to the X1300 Pro my Dell Inspiron 530 got shipped with..and how noisy is it?
banned#18
Mecoconuts
A typo there ....i meant like the 540 Mhz card posted above.
These are 400mhz, not 540mhz:

http://www.xpertvision.com/en/products/nv_pcie_8600GT.html
#19
Can any graphics card guru's out there tell me if the power supply in my dell dimension 5000 could take this?
#20
That's one hell of a price.
Why does it say "dispached wihin 4-6 weeks"
#21
its currently out of stock hence 4 to 6 week delay, when i posted it showed 24, (normally they get them in 5 days)
#22
Bleh, don't fancy waiting a month and a half.
Damn.
On second thoughts, got my £5 vouched, £42 delivered is worth waiting a month for.
#23
2StepSteve
I remember buying this card for near £200 what seems like only a couple of yrs ago. Crazzzzy.. not a bad card for the causal gamer but for abit extra theres better to get
LOL

These cards were ever £200 - they were brought in at £70...

Your getting confused between the 8600GT and the 8800GTS.

Just FTR i wouldn't trust and out-of-stock item simply because i've seen so many "great deals" that they change the price when it comes back in stock
#24
Check out the charts over at toms hardware to give you a rough idea on the perfomance comparison

HERE
#25
Jakg
LOL

These cards were ever £200 - they were brought in at £70...

Your getting confused between the 8600GT and the 8800GTS.

Just FTR i wouldn't trust and out-of-stock item simply because i've seen so many "great deals" that they change the price when it comes back in stock

They maybe were never £200, but they were definitely more than £70...

Mine was £125 I seem to remember, it was one of the middle prices of the 8600 that were available (mine's an XFX one, but they definitely weren't under £100 when I was buying...)
#26
8600GTS perchance?
#27
Jakg
8600GTS perchance?

Nope, definitely GT that I have.
#28
theyiddo
Does anyone know how this compares to the X1300 Pro my Dell Inspiron 530 got shipped with..and how noisy is it?


i also would like to know how noisy and power hungry this card is.i have a nvidia 8300 card in advent quad core pc and most of the time the card feels like a jumbo jet taking off,so need to ditch it asap,just dont want another noisy or power hungry card as advent PC's arnt known for their massive power supplies.
#29


540 refers to memory and 1400mhz is memory

details here
http://www.nexus-t.co.uk/viewproduct.asp?Id=3561
#30
Fairly good deal. These cards are ok in terms of power and the price reflects that. the only reservation i have is that these may be DDR2 cards rather than the DDR3 all 8600GT cards are supposed to be. Manufacturers often dont listen to the reference specification. If these are indeed DDR2 cards, i strongly suggest you pay the £10 extra and get the DDR3 versions.

As for expecting to play crysis with this card, you should be at decent framerates with low settings.
#31
Flux101
Nope, definitely GT that I have.


You got ripped off. As mentioned, they were introduced at £70-100. With the highest priced being pre-overclocked versions.
#32
Bully
i also would like to know how noisy and power hungry this card is.i have a nvidia 8300 card in advent quad core pc and most of the time the card feels like a jumbo jet taking off,so need to ditch it asap,just dont want another noisy or power hungry card as advent PC's arnt known for their massive power supplies.


Dont know about noise, but these cards dont use much power. They dont require anymore than 75 watts at most. In reality they probably use 50 watts or so.
#33


No .........they are definately 540 Mhz GPU Core Clock Speed which is the speed of the Card.

400 Mhz is the RAMDAC's speed which most card's are anyway.
#34
ghost101
Fairly good deal. These cards are ok in terms of power and the price reflects that. the only reservation i have is that these may be DDR2 cards rather than the DDR3 all 8600GT cards are supposed to be. Manufacturers often dont listen to the reference specification. If these are indeed DDR2 cards, i strongly suggest you pay the £10 extra and get the DDR3 versions.

As for expecting to play crysis with this card, you should be at decent framerates with low settings.

according to http://www.xpertvision.com/en/products/nv_pcie_8600GT-Super.html, it is ddr3 support
#35
ghost101
You got ripped off. As mentioned, they were introduced at £70-100. With the highest priced being pre-overclocked versions.

Mine's a pre-overclocked one, but it wasn't that much more expensive than the other ones at the time.

Maybe they had 8600s with 128MB memory at £70? I searched loads of places (Ebuyer, Overclockers, Aria, Dabs, the usual) and I'm confident I found the best deal of those stores.

Went with Ebuyer because of the £10 off for Google Checkout at the time.

EDIT: I've just checked my order to make sure:

1 x XFX 8600GT 256MB DDR3 XXX edition DVI PCI-E Graphics Card £105.23
VAT £18.42
Order Total £123.65

I remember going for the XXX from Ebuyer because it put it about the same price for the non-overclocked ones after Google checkout £10 off.
#36
not a bad price but a slow card and if indeed it is ddr2 i would avoid it for sure as it will be slooow. You cant compare this card to the likes of XFX/EVGA they are not in the same league thats why the price is so different.
#37
Newbie questions:oops:

I often play Oblivion on my pc (XP, P4 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 2GB RAM) but didn't buy a spectacular videocard with the PC (little did I know): ATI X600 with 256mb :oops: Still, I can play the game on lowest settings.

Reading all posts, this seems a good deal and I'm keen to upgrade, but would this work for me at all? Is says: 'Build for Windows Vista' but can it run under XP?

Sorry for off topic post, but when I ask at computer message boards, they don't seem to want to be dealing with these silly questions:-(

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks!
#39
it is ddr3 so not a bad buy theres also a sonic version overclocked at the factory which appear to be the same spec just the settings ramped up so those amongst us who have the know how should have no trouble making it faster
1 Like #40
tooheys30
Newbie questions:oops:

I often play Oblivion on my pc (XP, P4 2.8 Ghz Dual Core, 2GB RAM) but didn't buy a spectacular videocard with the PC (little did I know): ATI X600 with 256mb :oops: Still, I can play the game on lowest settings.

Reading all posts, this seems a good deal and I'm keen to upgrade, but would this work for me at all? Is says: 'Build for Windows Vista' but can it run under XP?

Sorry for off topic post, but when I ask at computer message boards, they don't seem to want to be dealing with these silly questions:-(

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks!
You'll be fine as long as your board has a PCI-E slot, which it more than likely has if it's running a dual core processor. Just have a look at the spec of your motherboard to make sure.

It'll run fine in XP or Vista too - but it's directx10 compatible, so for some newer games, only Vista can be used to take advantage of this (the games will still run perfectly well in XP as well, minus one or two unnecessary fancy features), but I won't be using it on mine until Vista gets itself sorted out, XP is fine for now.

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