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    The previous mid-range cards from NVIDIA (6600 GT, 7600 GT) redefined what was possible in terms of high levels of performance for not too much money, and while the 8600 GTS certainly follows on this tradition, it just doesn't feel as awe-inspiring. While it does change the level of performance you can get for £130, itís not by a mind blowingly dramatic amount - you're looking at slightly above 7900 GT levels of performance here. Though the 8600 GTS may not be as ground breaking as previous generations, it certainly brings a lot to the table for the money

    Read the comprehensive review here folks!

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    as far as i know the 8500 uses the G86 core, am i wrong? btw nice review, what did you use for monitoring power consumption (and with what PSU)? keep up the good work

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    i think your right, i've updated the article with G86.

    It was a 700W Seasonic M12, and i used a plug in power adaptor thing which measure the total draw of what it's pluged into, its pretty much this: http://www.p3international.com/produ.../P4400-CE.html

    Loads of sites use it (anand, hardocp, silent pc review etc)

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    so it was a 85% psu. nice 137W power draw for the gts system

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    Hey i just read your review on the 8600 gt cards and its made me want to upgrade as iv only got a 7600 gt and now some of the 8600 gt's (even overclocked) are sub £100, so i suppose what i wanted to ask is 1. will it outshine my 7600gt? and 2.will i be able to run one safely with a 450w psu as this i really cant be bothered to upgrade.

    The prices at the moment seem cheaper than the 7900 series cards with only the same performance, and as im not super fussed about dx10 (not sure on vista yet) ill just use it as a great dx9 card instead for only a little money.

    Thanks for doing the review though jameson....i think id be lost without this site to be honest.

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    I'm just finishing up a review of the 8600 GT, the one you read was for the faster 8600 GTS. The new article will include 7600 GT results as well, so you can take a look for yourself and see if you think the upgrade is worth it

    Tomorrow afternoon(ish).

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    a good brand 450w psu can even run my config, it will run yours without any fuss

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    phew thats good to know! i was worried id need to start upgrading everything!!! if not im gonna go with a 7900 gs just to get some better performance.and the price of them is coming down below £100 too......cant wait for the article jameson i shall be checkin everyday!!!haha hope its good news though as the custompc site doesn't seem impressed...sorry i cheated on the pureoverclock site.hehe

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    Can anyone point me to the 8600 GT's competition, it's certainly not the X1950 pro, that's too expensive against a GT, what's in it's price bracket? 7900 GS is just a bit more expensive from what i looked at, on the ati side you've got what? X1650 XT?

    hmm i'e just spotted an X1950 pro for £105...
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    A 7600GT already beats all the X1600 series, so an 8800GT would hardly be any competition.
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    I decided to order this card instead of the 8600gt card as i doubt with all my other components id be able to even run dx10 games properly anyway, plus im not keen on vista.Will my 450w psu run this? and i know this may seem like a silly question but when it says about an exxternal power source does this mean ill just have to run a plug out of my case and into a socket?

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    You should seriously consider cancelling that order.

    It's one thing choosing the X1950 Pro right now as that is highly competitive on all levels to the 8600 GTS, but a 7900 GS has all the putfalls of the 7 series, crappy driver optimizations which when switched off take hits on performance, no FP16 HDR + AA support, no angle independent AF, no DX10 support (which i list just as an added bonus).

    If a 7900 GT is behind the 8600 GTS in almost all the test i ran bar one BF2142 run at super high res, this card can only be further behind, even if it does have a higher core clock (20 pixel pipes vs 24). You also can't ignore how far the 8600 GTS overclocks.

    my own PC in my sig (bar the X1900's and using an 8600 GTS) draws 162W at load, so you won't have any issues with a 450W PSU

    I hope that scares you into cancelling, because to buy old NV cards right now is a bad idea.

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    AAgghhh!!! haha i think i may have to cancel then if even the 8600gt can outshine the 7900gt cards and there cheaper too!!! plus isn't an 8600gts about the same price.hope i can cancel my order now cos im nto sure how to do it on scan.lol

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    Jameson you are a life saver!!!! i cancelled the order (with no problems i must add) and iv now oredered the 8600gts card instead as its pretty much the same price!! well it did cost an extra £5!!haha this is the one i ordered here.

    it has 32 stream processors rather than the 20 of the 7900gs and it also has higher clock ratings in general.This is so much better value for money and the customer services guy at scan is amazingly helpful and theyve even let me have it on the same delivery date as before!!

    Again thanks jameson you have saved me some severe dissappointment as im sure i will blaze my way through all my dx9 games now.

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    no problem, i don't know who's got the best prices on the 8600 GTS, but this one is cheap: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=56&subcat=912

    i have no idea about fan noise though as that isn't the reference cooler.

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    ooop's you already ordered one, that card is great anyway, has higher clocks than the one on OCUK for only a little extra dosh.

    btw, you can't compare stream processors to pipelines, they offer different levels of performance.

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