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GeForce 8 Streams to the Mainstream: Asus GeForce 8600 GTS Review

Started by: AnselmG | Date 04/19/07 12:08:17 AM
Comments: 24 | Last Comment:  11/16/07 07:16:07 AM

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How can it be that the 8800 GTS becomes slower in the Oblivion bench than the 8600 GTS? These diagrams let me doubt on the quality of your reviews!
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FOR XBIT-LABS REVIEW STAFF :

I think those benches of the 8800GTX and 8600 GTS in your site are not providing the full peformance picture (mainly for 8800GTX) giving that you are using a very old AMD FX-60 CPU that is limiting the 8800 GTX to show its full potential in benchmarks..To overcome the bottleneck I think Xbit-labs should move to a more powerfull CPU like an Intel C2E X6800/QX6800....I said that only becauese I think your reviews should be more accurate form performance perspectives..
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It is right that the CPU might be the bottleneck in these tests - but how should it be possible that a GPU having only one third (32 - well clocked a little bit higher) performs better than the GPU having 96 parallel Units - especially in these high resolutions where the smaller amount of memory (256 MB) should be much more limiting than the 640 MBs of the 8800...I hope that it is a mistake because I just ordered the 8800 GTS for my system - depending on these results I should have ordered the 8600...=)
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We will re-check one result out of six in Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, which does not fit into typical pattern. But considering current state of the GeForce 8 drivers, difference of drivers for the GeForce 8800 and 8600 as well as some other factors, the slight performance advantage of the GeForce 8600 GTS may be correct.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/19/07 04:52:45 AM]
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You can check "proper" Oblivion benchmarks here: http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/hardware/grafikkarten/2007/test_nvidia_geforc e_8600_gts_sli_8600_gt/19/
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great stuff i was just woundering what the proformance results would be in 1024 by 768 display resolutions
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/26/07 11:18:34 AM]
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excellent article, ty it help me a loot in deciding should i upgrade to 8600GTS or stay on ATI 1950pro :D

hehe

ty and keep up a good work :D
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 08/01/07 12:42:11 AM]
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