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MSI GeForce 8500 GT and 8600 GT Video Card Review
Both cards share some solid features that are great selling points for their position in the mainstream market: DirectX 10 capabilities that are fully capable of powering Vista's new graphical features, PureVideo2 support which adds full decode capabilities for HD content, HDCP capabilities and Dual-Link DVI support for resolutions up to 2560x1600 (or driving two monitors at that resolution as is the case for the MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC).<br><br>
While MSI's GeForce 8500 GT (NX8500GT-TD256E) is capable of handling the workload of the typical user and the odd game, the more powerful MSI GeForce 8600 GT OC provides twice the gaming performance in almost every gaming scenario tested. For only a twenty to forty dollar premium, anyone in the market for a low-priced mainstream video card and interested in gaming should definitely opt for the 8600 GT OC.