XFX GeForce 8600 GTS and GT Review - SLI Tested
The XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX
Interestingly, the XFX 8600 GT XXX card uses a different heatsink cooler than the other 8600 GT cards we have seen -- it's a bit smaller but didn't seem to have any problems cooling the GPU efficiently enough to run at its overclocked speed.
XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX
And again, the clock speeds on XFX's GeForce 8600 GT XXX card are pushed beyond the NVIDIA settings:
620 MHz core clock versus 540 MHz reference clock
1.60 MHz memory clock versus 1.18 GHz reference clock
XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX - no PCIe power connector
The GeForce 8600 GT cards do NOT require an external power connection and as such are friendlier for HTPCs and SFFs and users with small power supplies.
XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX - SLI connection
SLI technology support is of course still here -- and we test it out in the coming benchmark pages.
XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX - dual dual-link DVI and HDTV output
Even the 8600 GT cards have two dual-link DVI connections and an HDTV output.
8600 GTS GPU
8600 GT GPU - same markings
On these two cards from XFX, both of the GPUs are actually labeled "G84" indicating that the G86 8600 GT is actually the same chip with the clocks turned down, not a separate spin at all.