I would recomend this to a friend, and is a good bang for the buck
20 May 2012
Summary: Alright the 8600 GT is an Ok card for legacy motherboards out there, not to expensive and easy to get, the 8600 GT gets the job done without breaking a sweat. You might not play the latest game full graphics, but it can play most titles good enough to be enjoyable. One con would be, that it is slightly outdated, with the PCI - E 3.0 coming out, this card is gonna be obsolete pretty soon. would recomend only to old motherboards.
good solid purchase,price for performance ...very good value
1 January 2012
Summary: this card is just fine,not only the the affordable price,but the performance is good too.Nothing wrong with the ordermall went very well with the typically easy NVidia drivers.Beats anything i ever bought from anyone else.
Excerpt: "=== Purpose of purchase === Graphics cards have become an essential part of PCs, especially where an on-board card isn't available. I had to buy a new graphics card, when my previous one had trouble coping with the high definition output. I decided that I needed a cheap graphics card, which could support HDMI and would last at least a few years. I considered a number of purchase options, looked at a few different graphics cards, and browsed very ...
Someting I'd never expect from such an old product
19 November 2011
Excerpt: "I got the card about 2 years ago, along with MW2 on christmas, I proved to be some of the best things I could've ever added to a 6 year old system. having an old dual core @ 2.13 GHz clock and poor 2GB of 266 MHz RAM, I always knew It will stop supporting the latest games sooner or later, and now it is around its limits. Once I got MW3 in my hands recently I decided to find cheapest way to get it running, and although the processor doesn't even pass ...
Pros: Overclock friendly, capable of handling recent game titles in HD
Cons: Got it up to 100 degrees with stock thermal paste
Excerpt: "Graphics cards work together with central processing units, sticks of RAM and other components in computers to run programs in the best possible fashion. Without each of these vital pieces to the puzzle, a computer wouldn't function and would probably enter into some kind of 'safe mode' or simply not start at all. If you are interested in playing video games, as I often am, then a decent graphics card is perhaps the most crucial element to consider. ...
Pros: Good graphical performance at a low cost .
Cons: Not as powerful as todays technological beasts .
Excerpt: "As a games fan I would love to have the best PC in the world and to custom select every part to play the newest releases but unfortunately I am on a tight budget so for gaming I mainly have to stick to my PS3. My PC is generally pretty middle run but when I bought it I had to rely on the built in graphics from the motherboard and struggled to play even the most basic games so after shopping around for a while I managed to pick up this 8600GT for £50 ...
Excerpt: I have used this card for over a year now,i bought it before ATI released their now famous 3xxx range which i regret i had waited. A 8800 was out of my range as i wanted something good for the price and this jumped out at me,at first i wasnt disappointed,the specs seemed decent enough and the fact xfx had this one factory overclocked seemed the winner throughout the 8600 series.
Excerpt: "The GeForce 8600GTS XXX edition from XFX, I own this card and is just fantastic, I bought this card because I can't afford the powerful one's at the moment but if you buy this card you will see that is not very much different than the powerful one's. At the moment I am playing Crysis which is a fantastic game and with this card Im able to get about 20 frames per second everything at max, everything at mid I get about 30 frames per second at 1280*1024 ...