Unless you've got a healthy bank balance, reading graphics card reviews can be frustrating. Having gorged yourself on nVidia's cutting-edge 8800 series, you might well find the 8600 cards something of a come-down. But if your budget refuses to stretch to three figures, this card from Foxconn is currently your best bet.

While the 8600GTS seemed to cost considerably more, despite not offering much extra performance, the 8600GT gets the compromise more or less right - more so, given that this card is overclocked. The 540MHz core clock has been boosted to 560MHz, while the memory clock has shot up from 700MHz to 810MHz. Otherwise, the Foxconn makes do with the fairly modest specs laid down by nVidia.