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carlos
01-03-08, 05:52 PM
I just was handed a video card replacement for my PC at work. Its pretty nice over the ATI card that died in my PC. Work got me a new XFX GeForce 8600GTS. The card looks fairly nice but I have no clue were this card is rated performance wise.

I can't find the exact model on Newegg or XFX site. The model # I have is PV-T84G-UDE3

The specs on the box show:

- 256MB DDR3
- 720MHz Core

The closest I could find on the site was this (http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?series=GeForce%26tra de%3B+8600&productConfigurationId=1062808) however the clock speed seems slower and the model # is one letter off.

Anyone?

ATOJAR
01-03-08, 05:54 PM
You ran GPU-Z?

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

carlos
01-03-08, 05:55 PM
You ran GPU-Z?

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

That does not run on my operating system...

ATOJAR
01-03-08, 05:56 PM
What about RivaTuner?

Whats your O/S?

carlos
01-03-08, 05:57 PM
Linux 2.6

I have the latest nVidia drivers installed and running.

ATOJAR
01-03-08, 05:59 PM
Hmmmm .. im stumped with Linux, never used it, sorry! .. Somebody else maby able to help?

carlos
01-03-08, 06:00 PM
I don't really see this as being an OS issue. I simply have a card that I can't find on their website.

However I was able to find it here (http://www.pixelusa.com/catalog/detail.asp?id=VG-XFX-8600GTS-PVT84GUDE3)...

Revs
01-03-08, 06:04 PM
BFG Technologies GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 256 ??

http://www.bfgtech.com/bfge86256gtsoc2fe.aspx

EDIT Oh, you found it. Never mind.

carlos
01-03-08, 06:09 PM
Yeah - its just not under the product list on XFX's site for some strange reason.

Is this a good card regardless?

grey_1
01-03-08, 06:24 PM
Unless you are doing heavy duty OGL work it's a good card. No power house by any means, but decent OGL performance.

carlos
01-03-08, 06:30 PM
Is it worth getting another identical card for in SLI mode or simply get a 8800 series?

grey_1
01-03-08, 06:39 PM
Is it worth getting another identical card for in SLI mode or simply get a 8800 series?
I would at least consider an 8800Gt or GTS. It alone will (should) outrun 2 8600s pretty easily, plus you'll avoid any SLI related bugs, although SLI was fairly solid under debian for me a while back. The 8800 GT is a top performer for small dollars, just in short supply at the moment. You may also want to double check driver support in your particular OS. I think some folks are still having a bit of a time getting their OS to recognize the card.

carlos
01-03-08, 06:40 PM
Thanks!

I think I will use what I have now and then hunt down a nice 8800 series card ...

grey_1
01-03-08, 06:41 PM
Your welcome!