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Whats The Better Overall 8600gt? Gigabyte Gv-nx86t256h Or Asus En8600gt Silent/htdp/

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better card

  1. ASUS SILENT 8600GT

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. GIGABYTE SILENT 8600GT

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
By matthew2777
Sep 1, 2007
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  1. GIGABYTE GV-NX86T256H GeForce 8600GT
    ASUS EN8600GT SILENT/HTDP/256M GeForce 8600GT

    the asus has a higher resolution ,and the gigabyte is factory overclocked....those are the only differences..and of course the heatsinks

    but since the gigabyte is overclocked and is still the same temp as the asus...that shud mean if i put the normal clockspeed the GIGABYTE should run cooler,right?


    Tech hounds says the gigabyte is 61c and the asus is 62c idle im guessing
    http://www.tech-hounds.com/review34/ReviewsPage7.html
    http://www.tech-hounds.com/review34/ReviewsPage6.html



    this review says the gigabyte goes 57 idle and 79c on load http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTM3OSw5LCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

    and this review says the asus runs as at 54c on idle,but doesnt give a load temp
    http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rid=141712
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Too many factors involved for a simple answer... and the results will be insignificant, in any case.
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

  4. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I have the asus, and am very happy with it. If you want me to run any tests on it, let me know, and I'll see what I can do.
  7. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    whats the idle temp,and whats the temp after uve played a HD video/movie or pc game.....try to get it on full load.....work it real hard
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    My idle temp is between 47-50C. I'm working on a load temp for you. I'll post a temp monitor picture for you when I'm done.

    This card is in my htpc, so it doesn't have the best cooling, the case has a 120mm intake(slow rpm), and the psu's 80mm fan for exhaust. This is not an optimum cooling setup.

    Edit:
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    So far I haven't seen it above 64C, but I didn't test it very long. I just did an aquamark3 run, ran super pi(to heat up case), and ran 3dmark06. So it seems to idle around 50C, and load is aprox. 64C (long term load is probably a few degrees higher).
  9. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    thx ...ima buy it now
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