Silent 8600GTS announced

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Silent 8600GTS announced

Post by Spackle » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:22 am

Funky-looking Gigabyte 8600GTS

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Post by Redzo » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:30 am

Nice ! Me thinks that I have just found my next uppgrade ;-) My trusty 7600GS (also passive ) will move to HTPC.

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Post by jaganath » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:00 pm

Wow, a passive 8XXX series card. Just goes to show, as the tech is improved power consumption will drop.

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Post by yacoub » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:47 pm

Looks like it comes with an awesome game! ;)

Btw, 8600GTS only compares to around a 7950GT, so gaming-performance-wise it's pretty average.

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Post by Redzo » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:32 am

yacoub wrote:Looks like it comes with an awesome game! ;)

Btw, 8600GTS only compares to around a 7950GT, so gaming-performance-wise it's pretty average.
well it is a middleclass card so you can't expect it to beat 1950XT...

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Post by Shukuteki » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:19 pm

This looks awesome! And it comes with Supreme Commander!

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Post by elpibe10 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:21 pm

Cool ! Hope Asus comes out with one too.

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Post by nightmorph » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:15 pm

Yeah, but the heat is still going to be somethin' fierce. I can't imagine it being on par with existing passive cards like the 7600s.

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Post by shunx » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:20 am

8600 GTS (overclocked) about as fast as 7900GT:
http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4883&s=2

8600GTS slower than a X1950XT:
http://hardwarezone.com/articles/view.p ... =2231&pg=2

8600GTS faster than a X1950XTX (?):
http://forum.donanimhaber.com/m_13340017/tm.htm

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:49 pm

thats a nice card. if it hits like the 150 dollar mark thats a winner. dx10 and running near speed of a x1950 sounds swell.

200 for the total package from gigabyte is a huge freakin win. that could make a nice machine!!!

allendale e4300 plus that would be a sleek system for not that much money. could have it cooled so easily....

What I love about those huge passive heatsinks is throwing a 92mm nexus on them for the same level of overall silence but now cold temps.

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Post by Spackle » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:18 am

[ this used to be a link to what appeared to be the passively cooled gigabyte card at eWiz, but
the picture and description didn't match the model, so it's gone. i don't feel like rewarding
eWiz for their still-present error with a corrected link, and there are a number of passive 8x00
cards out now, best bet might be to look elsewhere. if you do opt to get the gigabyte card,
note that the passively and actively cooled cards have the same model #, except the actively
cooled card has a "-B" on the end!
]
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Post by Spackle » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:20 am

elpibe10 wrote:Cool ! Hope Asus comes out with one too.
So far Asus's only silent card is the underwhelming 8500gt. :(

Though I'm sure it's a perfect card for some...

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Post by mattthemuppet » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:19 pm

shame about the DDR2 on that 8500GT - I'm hoping for an equivalent to my current 7300GT DDR3, cheap but with a lot of poke and overclockable like crazy. Then if I'm lucky it'll be out in time for my next upgrade later this year :)

any news on power consumption of any of these cards?

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Post by shunx » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:23 am

mattthemuppet wrote:any news on power consumption of any of these cards?
From viewtopic.php?t=39090

8600GTS:
GeForce 8600GTS-based cards still require external PCIe power. NVIDIA estimates total board power consumption at around 71-watts.
8600GT:
NVIDIA rates the maximum board power consumption at 43-watts – 28-watts less than the 8600GTS.
8500GT:
No heat dissipation listed. Performance will be "like the 7600GS" which is passively cooled by some manufacturers.[/quote]

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:06 pm

yeah, the GTS is sort of a waste of money. and now apparently heat.

I have heard that it has a HIGHER clock speed than a 8800GTS !! but its bus is like miniscule compared and uses slow ram, so it goes considerably slower.

the GT is where it is at with normal clocks and such. probably this years sweet spot for a decent gaming machine in spcr standards.

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Post by klankymen » Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:45 pm

damn, dunn look like it'll fit in an Antec Fusion.... :cry:

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Post by Tzupy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:16 am

But it's not passive. And if you want to buy it, it's almost available at overclockersUK. A link to the picture (the 8600 GTS link has been temporarily removed):
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showphoto ... -%20Retail

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Post by lplatypus » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:51 pm

So are there any passive 8600 GT cards announced yet? The extra power consumption of the 8600 GTS over the 8600 GT sounds like a waste.
Also, do we know if these cards are any smarter than the previous generation about saving power when they're idle?

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Post by kike_1974 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:45 am

I'd like to get one of these for my 24/7 server that is at the same time my gaming rig for a couple of hours a day.

Any idea of power consumption at idle?

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Post by Willy Higinbotham » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:35 am

Since we're on the new 86XX and 85XX topic, I'll post it here instead of opening a new thread.

Does it ever make sense to get one of these cards, if I'm not going with Vista in the near future?

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Post by klankymen » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:50 am

probably not.... the 7900GS smokes all the 86/85 cards, and costs less than a 8600GTS (which it still outperforms).

And its 43Watts are fairly easy to cool passively.

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Post by xilencer » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:40 am

Found another one, MSI 8600GTS heat-pipe, also available MSI 8600GT heat-pipe

And here's another card looking nice, Gainward 8600GT dualslot heatsink

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Post by Techno Pride » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:40 am

here, the 8600GT costs the same as a 7900GS. Unless you really need PurevideoHD, 7900GS is a better choice.

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Post by xilencer » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:51 am

Here, the X1950XT can be had for less than the 8600GTS, but none are passively cooled out of the box :( Maybe if the Accelero S1 gets out shortly and goes cheap.. I'm looking into the 8600GT otherwise.

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Post by reyn116 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:53 am

btw guys, Gigabyte's 8500GT is fanless too

here's a list of their cards

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA ... USSpeed=16

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Post by xilencer » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:34 pm

Specs state dualslot, but this looks like a nice single slot card, Gigabyte 8600GT silent-pipe

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Post by Willy Higinbotham » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:00 pm

Sweet. So, 7900GS is the way to go.

No, I don't need any PurevideoHD or anything with video/audio encoding etc. Just some gaming, occasionaly Photoshop and rarely 3D rendering stuff and that's it.

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Post by xilencer » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:35 am

I'd choose X1950PRO over 7900GS

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Post by smilingcrow » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:03 pm

The 8xxx series have significant benefits for a HTPC that needs HD Video support. The CPU load is reduced by a factor of 3 with H.264 decoding in comparison with a 7600 GT which was no slouch in this department. You don’t even need dual core for H.264 playback for the first time. The Nvidia Purevideo HD is Vista only for now, but XP support is due soon. See here fore some details: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/486/2/

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