6 Graphics Cards with Luxury Trimmings

Cumulative Frame Rate, Pricing And Performance For Money

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ModelPrice (Euros)*
MSI HD2900 XT (512 MB) CF690
MSI HD2900 XT (512 MB)345
8800 GTS (320 MB)235
MSI 8600 GTS Diamond Plus (512 MB)193
MSI HD2600 Pro Noise Free Edition (256 MB) CF164
HIS HD2600 XT IceQ Turbo (512 MB)112
HIS HD2600 XT Zalman (512 MB)106
Colorful 8600 GT HD (256 MB)90
MSI HD2600 Pro (256 MB)82
HIS HD2600 Pro IceQ (512 MB)81
8500 GT TC (256/512 MB)60
HD2400 XT HM (128/512 MB)50
8400 GS TC (256/512 MB)39
HD2400 Pro HM (256/512 MB)37

*according to price comparison

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Price / Performance ComparisonEuro per fps*
MSI HD2900 XT (512 MB) CF0.314
MSI HD2900 XT (512 MB)0.191
MSI 8600 GTS Diamond Plus (512 MB)0.162
MSI HD2600 Pro Noise Free Edition (256 MB) CF0.159
HD2400 XT HM (128/512 MB)0.133
8800 GTS (320 MB)0.129
8500 GT TC (256/512 MB)0.119
HIS HD2600 XT Zalman (512 MB)0.115
HIS HD2600 XT IceQ Turbo (512 MB)0.115
MSI HD2600 Pro (256 MB)0.112
HD2400 Pro HM (256/512 MB)0.111
8400 GS TC (256/512 MB)0.111
HIS HD2600 Pro IceQ (512 MB)0.107
Colorful 8600 GT HD (256 MB)0.092

*lower is better

Power Consumption In Watts

The power consumption measured here always represents the entire test platform, excluding the display. The 2D measurement is taken with Windows idling on the 2D desktop, while the 3D value is determined while the graphics card and the CPU are under full load.

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Power Consumption in Watts2D3D
Geforce 8800 GTS (320 MB)130.5200
Geforce 8600 GTS (512 MB)96147
Geforce 8600 GT (256 MB)93.5139
Geforce 8500 GT TC (256/512 MB)87.5121
Geforce 8400 GS (256/512 MB)84116
Radeon HD2900 XT CF215471
Radeon HD2900 XT142285
Radeon HD2600 XT (512 MB)85.5152
Radeon HD2600 Pro (256 MB)82136
Radeon HD2400 XT84128
Radeon HD2400 Pro (256/512 MB)82121