"NVIDIA just released their entire DX10 mainstream lineup and it delivers."
"...those who are still searching for hardware to buy in the $150 - $200 range will certainly not be disappointed with 8600 based graphics
"... with its solid feature set, including an improved video engine (dedicated article coming shortly), DX10 functionality, and good performance in today's DX9 games, there's a lot to like in NVIDIA's latest mainstream GPU."
"Its a solid performer at the same price point that was once held by the great 7600 GT and 6600 GT before it."
"This graphics card is very fast and would make for an excellent Vista based media center computer on a low end CPU."
"Gamers shopping for a cheap graphics card will be hard pressed to find a better card to spend their $169 on."
"There is little doubt that if what you are after is the fastest 8600 GTS around you need to be shopping XFX."
"Overall the EVGA 8600 GT Superclocked Graphics Card is a good DirectX 10 compliant graphics card for those on a strict budget."
"Overall, for a budget gaming card for future DirectX 10 titles and current DirectX 9 titles the XFX 8600 GT XXX is a budget contender."
"For home theater enthusiasts though, the GeForce 8600 GTS is arguably the video card to own. It's got the most advanced video engine current available and at a price that won't break the bank."
"On the whole, we're pretty impressed by the performance of these GeForce 8600 cards.
"The 8600 GT especially, with stock prices at $149, make a solid choice for midrange DX10 "bang for your buck", and we'll be taking a look at that in more detail shortly. Improved graphics quality, full CSAA support, superior AF quality, DX10, and fully accelerated PureVideo HD make this a logical choice for mainstream gamers who want pave the way to DX10 gaming...."
"The XFX 8600 GT XXX Edition offers excellent performance for its 169.99 price tag. Never before has so much performance been achieved for such a low price point."
"I give this card an Editor's Choice Award; it excels for its price..."
"...the XFX 8600GT XXX edition is the current best buy"
"This is the kind of progress we like seeing from one generation to the next in the GPU arena, and Nvidia has delivered once again. "