Gigabyte’s Silent GeForce 8600 GT and 8600 GTS

[H]ardOCP has a great review of two passivly cooled video cards over at their site. If you’re in the market for a silent and powerful card for your HTPC then you should really give these two cards some serious consideration (although unless you plan on doing 3D gaming you can probably just stick to the GT version)


We are evaluating two Gigabyte mainstream video cards today. First we will look at the GV-NX86T256H, featuring an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GPU. Then, we’re going to look at the GV-NX86S256E, which features an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS GPU. Both of these video cards are passively cooled with Gigabyte’s Silent-Pipe technology, but each video card uses a different version of that technology.