Biostar 8600 GTS 512 MB GDDR3 9

Biostar 8600 GTS 512 MB GDDR3 Review

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Packaging & Contents

As always, Biostar's box uses a hot anime girl to catch your attention, works for me. The back lists features like Vista support and HD video playback acceleration. You also find a basic chart here that suggests "which graphics processor is right for you" with a list of cards ranging from GeForce 7100 to GeForce 8800.

You will receive:
  • Graphics card
  • Instruction Manual + Driver CD
  • DVI Adapter
  • TV Out cable
  • PCI-E power adapter

The Card

Instead of the blueish NVIDIA reference PCB, Biostar uses a regular green board. Unfortunately the new cooler design is a bit taller than the NVIDIA cooler, which means that you need two slots for this VGA card.

On the back you find the usual warranty stickers and product information labels and four of the memory chips.

Having two DVI outputs is standard nowadays for a midrange card. Should you need to use the card with an older CRT, you can use the included DVI to VGA dongle.
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