PX8500 GT TDH Extreme 256MB DDR3
Leadtek deviated quite a bit from the reference design for this video card, the original 8500 GT DDR2 features a rather compact PCB and small cooler, Leadtek’s version has all the components mixed up, a PCB which reminds us of the 8600 GT, there’s even still the SLI connector on the PCB, taped over to remind you that SLI with 8500 GT does not require a separate bridge.
The video card cooler is quite beefy too for a low end product, complete copper construction with heat pipe to cool the core down.
The copper cooler is a large block which surpasses the PCB at the top, while a heat pipe goes in U form from the GPU core to the upper part of the heatsink; the fan is low profile and quite small.
The memory chips used are DDR3 rated at 700Mhz, they can be found on newer 8600 GT cards and older 7600 GT products.
The Leadtek 8500 GT Extreme does not require an external power connector, all power comes through the PCI Express slot. You get a total of 2 DVI connections at the back and one HDTV-Out:
Onto our test setup ->