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Friday, 15 June 2007 11:53

Gainward 8600GTS 512MB - 3. Testing i 3DMarks

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: The first 8600GTS with 512 MB works like a charm

 

 

Today we’ll see if investing more money to buy a 8600GTS 512MB card is really worth it. In the table we included a 8600GTS reference card running at same speeds as Gainwards 8600GTS with 512MB of memory. Gainward memory runs slightly faster, 8MHz which produce a final speed of 2016 MHz, not reference 2000 MHz.

In the table you’ll see an interesting card, Gainward 8500GT using a GDDR3 memory. Geforce 8500GT cards usually work with GDDR2 memory.

Overclocked Gainward 8600GTS Golden Sample card is also featured. Our 512MB card was overclocked to match the Golden Sample speeds, and we finished all the tests in a stable manner.

To see how much muscle 256 MB of memory brings, you can compare the results. Let us start with 3DMarks.

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

3DMark 03

Game2

Game3

Game4

Gainward 8500GT 600/1400MHz GDDR3

11196

89.3

69.7

64.2

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

15247

105.5

88.7

107.0

8600GTS referenc 675/2000MHz

17566

133.0

101.4

110.1

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 256MB

18916

144.6

109.4

119.2

Gainward 8600GTS 675/2016MHz 512MB

20340

152.9

120.5

135.8

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 512MB OC

21599

164.4

128.6

143.9

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Vertex Shader

Pixel Shader 2.0

Gainward 8500GT 600/1400MHz GDDR3

2164.8

3721.2

34.0

164.4

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

2023.7

7028.5

55.1

168.2

8600GTS referenc 675/2000MHz

2638.5

7434.6

59.0

227.7

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 256MB

2844.8

8015.4

63.5

249.6

Gainward 8600GTS 675/2016MHz 512MB

2688.2

8808.0

67.0

276.0

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 512MB OC

2870.0

9446.3

71.1

299.8

 

 

 

 

 


In 3DMark 03, we see that Gainwards 512 MB card is faster than overclocked Gainwards card with 256 MB of memory. The difference is in 1424 marks, while reference Geforce 8600GTS card is slower by 2744 marks. Gainward 8600GTS 512MB beats the reference card by 15.8%. Additional 256 MB of memory definitely pays of here.

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

3DMark 05

Game1

Game2

Game3

Gainward 8500GT 600/1400MHz GDDR3

6327

30.0

19.2

28.1

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

8924

38.5

28.7

41.2

8600GTS referenc 675/2000MHz

11407

48.0

36.1

54.9

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 256MB

12354

52.0

38.9

59.7

Gainward 8600GTS 675/2016MHz 512MB

12408

54.0

38.0

59.5

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 512MB OC

13213

56.9

40.5

64.0

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 05

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Pixel Shader

VS/VS
complex

Gainward 8500GT 600/1400MHz GDDR3

2230.7

4196.0

85.4

88.4/74.7

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

2166.7

7399.2

140.1

63.0/95.1

8600GTS referenc 675/2000MHz

2723.5

8094.5

179.5

117.2/123.9

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 256MB

2904.9

8688.9

193.6

130.8/136.3

Gainward 8600GTS 675/2016MHz 512MB

2721.6

9108.9

188.6

143.9/131.5

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 512MB OC

2900.1

9736.5

202.9

157.3/140.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final result of 3DMark 05 test shows only a slight advantage over Golden Sample 256MB card. Let’s not forget that Gainwards 256MB card is overclocked. When we compare 512 MB card to reference 8600GTS running at same speeds, we see 1000 marks or 8.8% difference.


Composite Figures 3Dmark 06

3DMark 06

 

 

 

Gainward 8500GT 600/1400MHz GDDR3

3101

 

 

 

Asus EN8600GT 540/1400MHz

4513

 

 

 

8600GTS referenc 675/2000MHz

5513

 

 

 

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 256MB

5916

 

 

 

Gainward 8600GTS 675/2016MHz 512MB

5890

 

 

 

Gainward 8600GTS 725/2200MHz 512MB OC

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