Gigabyte GeForce 8600 GTS Silent-Pipe III Review

Posted on 2007-10-24 16:08:52 by Thomas De Maesschalck

When we first reviewed the GeForce 8600 GTS all those months ago there were a few things that became apparent right away! First and foremost the 8600 GTS lacked real performance and at $200 US plus it was hardly cheap given what it offered. Another serious blow to the 8600 GTS was the Nvidia reference design that featured a little heatsink and fan combo that made more noise than a light air-craft. Thankfully today we have a new Gigabyte version of the GeForce 8600 GTS that addresses these issues.

Those in the market for a GeForce 8600 GTS graphics card now have quite a range of decent options to choose from, and the Gigabyte GeForce 8600 GTS Silent-Pipe III is certainly one of the better examples. Prior to reviewing this graphics card, our favourite GeForce 8600 GTS graphics card was the ASUS Extreme N8600GTS Silent, which we have reviewed. While we would not go as far as to say this Gigabyte version is better, we would suggest that it is every bit as good.

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