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MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-HD-OC Graphics Card Review
28 June 2007
Summary: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS didn’t become an equal rival to ATI Radeon X1950 Pro, but we all knew that overclocked modifications of this graphics adapter are destined to come one day. Today we are going to introduce to you one of these cards and will find out how much faster it is than the original solution. We will also touch upon the overclocking potential of Nvidia G84 based graphics accelerators in general.
Pros: High performance for the solution of this type;, Unified architecture (32 shader processors);, DirectX 10 support;, Excellent anisotropic filtering quality;, Full support of hardware H.264 HD video decoding;, Efficient and quiet cooling system;, Low power consumption;, Good overclocking potential.
Cons: Yields to Radeon X1950 Pro in some cases;, Dual-slot cooling system;, Not very rich accessories bundle;, Price a little bit too high for the solution of this type.
Conclusion: MSI has a long tradition and good reputation among enthusiast users for a very good performance/price ratio in their products. The Nvidia 8600GTS series offers good gaming performance in most current games and at the same time proper price for the entry level user. MSI introduces its own solution with the codename "NX8600GTS-T2D256E-HD-OC" that has higher core/memory clocks.