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PNY VCG8600GXXB GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - OEM

  • 32 CUDA Cores
  • 256MB 128-Bit DDR3
  • PCI Express x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Peter H.
  • 11/8/2013 7:57:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor a cheap card it's fabulous

Pros: Everything you need to do work, not games.

Cons: none.

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  • Simon F.
  • 3/5/2010 12:30:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOK so it's cheap

Pros: Cheap. Very cheap.

Cons: Notoriously reliable for crashes (BSODs) at shutdown in W7 x64 - regardless of driver versions and periodically chooses the same behaviour if the system drops into a power-save mode.

Other Thoughts: would have preferred a card with component out rather than SVideo.

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  • Ron W.
  • 2/24/2010 12:12:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHTPC workhorse

Pros: Got this about a month ago as a shellshocker deal. I already got my mail in rebate also.

Price after rebate was around 15. I cannot believe i got this for so cheap, and how good it works for my needs.

Runs flawlessly in my HTPC playing DVD's analog satelite, and HD over the air programing.

S-video out is the main reason I picked this card. It runs great on my "40-inch" sony XBR tube TV.

Fan DOES have the self adjusting speed wires.

Does not need any extra power wires.

Short, and does not interfere with anything in my SMALL htpc case, also, does not impede airflow.

Cons: When a black screen shows up (like in between commercials on tv) there is ghosting that runs across the screen. Not sure if this is the TV, antenna, or this card. When there is a normal picture being played, you cannot see it. So all in all, it does not bother at all, aside from just knowing it is there.

Other Thoughts: This card even looks good...lol

Like I said, I am just tickled pink with only paying ~15~ for this kind of preformance. Even at the current price of ~45~ I would say it is a solid card and worth the money.

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  • AARON L.
  • 2/23/2010 9:44:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShellshockingly Good Value

Pros: Great performer for the price. Fan is three-wire and reasonably quiet, contrary to some reviews here. WEI under Windows 7 is 5.7 for Graphics and 6.3 for Gaming Graphics. 1080P H.264 playback is perfect. Can handle casual gaming duties.

Cons: This isn't going to handle a heavy-duty game at high resolutions.

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  • HONG C.
  • 2/20/2010 10:19:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs.

Pros: CHEAP

Cons: OLD DATED

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  • Jason J.
  • 2/16/2010 8:10:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent budget card

Pros: Inexpensive and it supports DirectX 10.

Cons: heatsink and fan seem a little cheap (true of most video cards to be fair)

Other Thoughts: Got this sucker for a very reasonable price. Price per performance ratio I am very happy with.

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  • Tyler M.
  • 2/5/2010 1:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshow can you go wrong?

Pros: Bought this under the shell shocker deal, price was unbelievable. Newegg might as well have given them away. Even for the current price it's a solid deal.

Stock cooler works surprisingly well, card idled in the low 40's and hit mid 60's under load on stock clocks. Even overclocked it topped out in the high 60's. It also overclocked quite well.

Great value for money, it's not a crazy gaming card, but it's infinitely better than integrated graphics.

Cons: What are those?

Other Thoughts: I don't game, I use this card for folding@home and to avoid using my i3's integrated GPU. This little thing gets me around 1800ppd with low power consumption and low heat.

Put a Scythe Musashi on it (gross overkill) and it now idles at 31C and only hits 41C under load.

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  • James L.
  • 1/5/2010 5:11:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsold but cheap technology

Pros: dirt cheap at $18 AR; quiet fan (mine has the four-pin, auto-throttling fan); idles at 30% (50C), which is not audible in a case (even 100% is but a mild whoosh). You can easily alter the fan speed if you wish. Adequate performance for a HTPC; CUDA-enabled.

Cons: small, cheap cooler; PNY rebates usually takes a long time.

Other Thoughts: as many have said, this is not for serious gaming, but is great for a media server or HTPC.

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  • Nolan H.
  • 1/4/2010 7:16:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat older card

Pros: Card was super cheap after rebate and promo code.
This card runs no hotter than any other GPU out there. It idles at ~50°C, gets to ~60°C stressed.
Fan is relatively quiet set on auto. Even at 100% it is barely noticeable.

Cons: Short for Convicts, one who has been convicted of a crime.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these. One for my wife's computer (basic internet and mild gaming system, replacing a 7200GS) and a HTPC (replacing a 7300GT) that is hooked up to a CRT TV for now using S-video.
The 8600GT is a huge improvement over both of these cards, and runs cooler.
I do have an SLI board that I debated trying them in just to see, but did not bother, since the systems I bought them for really needed them.
This is an OEM card, so no extras are included, just learn to read the description or look at the pictures.
Both my cards had 4 wire fans, so I don't know what the other reviewer was talking about, as well as me being able to adjust the fan speed with EVGA Precision.

Buy this knowing your getting an almost 3 year old model (the 8600GT was released 4/07) that was mid level even at it's release and you will be happy.
This is not a "killer" card, even in SLI. It is a basic card for light to moderate gaming on smaller monitors; or just a nice upgrade from most onboard video.

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  • Brice G.
  • 11/25/2009 7:28:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggshot Hot HOT

Pros: Works Good if you have a fan control prgram, you could use eVGA Percision

Cons: These cards do run hot also 8800GT runs a bit warmer than you would want also. Dual Slot coolers blowing air out the back of case are good for keeping the card cool and the inside of your case if you purchase this one besure to have good air flow

Other Thoughts: eVGA percision works well, if that doesn't work try nVidia ntune or simular aplication you can find on nVidia website.

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