Originally Posted by rob2160
Not sure what you have been told Shaun3000, but I had my friends 8600 for 3 days when he first bought it and I tested several games on it, including 3d mark2003, then I tested the same games with my 9100 when it arrived and in my opinion there was a "huge" improvement in the 9100.
the 3d Mark for the 8600 was 2640, my 9100 gives 3358.
The biggest difference is with flight sim 2004, with all setting on maximum at 1024 x 768 the 8600 topped out at around 30fps and sometimes dropped to 15fps, which is still playable and pretty good... heck, I was impressed at the time, but the 9100 at the same settings gives me over 70 fps and never drops below 35 fps, much much better!
I forgot to mention the processor and memory as big contributers to performance in my previous post. NOt sure what happened, there, I must have been drinking something... haha