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NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Graphics Processor
G86
Cores
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce 8500 GT was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the G86 graphics processor, in its G86-300-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. The G86 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 127 mm² and 210 million transistors. It features 16 shading units, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 256 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 459 MHz, memory is running at 400 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 30 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 8500 GT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 229 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 129 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G86
GPU Variant
G86-300-A2
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
80 nm
Transistors
210 million
Die Size
127 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 17th, 2007
Generation
GeForce 8
(8500)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
129 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews
33 in our database

Relative Performance

78%
GeForce 210
100%
GeForce 9400 GT
100%
GeForce 8500 GT
123%
Radeon HD 4550
157%
Radeon HD 5450
185%
Radeon HD 6450
195%
GeForce GT 520
242%
GeForce GT 220
315%
GeForce GT 430
319%
Radeon HD 5570
347%
Radeon HD 4670
366%
GeForce GT 440
374%
GeForce GT 240
429%
GeForce 9600 GT
456%
Radeon HD 5670
489%
GeForce GT 640
506%
GeForce 9800 GT
526%
Radeon HD 6670
543%
Radeon HD 4830
579%
Radeon HD 4770
611%
Radeon HD 4850
625%
GeForce GTS 250
643%
GeForce GTS 450
666%
Radeon HD 5750
760%
Radeon HD 7750
766%
Radeon HD 5770
780%
GeForce GTX 260
790%
Radeon HD 4870
791%
Radeon Vega 8
799%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
806%
GeForce GTX 650
853%
Radeon HD 5830
897%
Radeon HD 6790
912%
Radeon HD 4890
946%
GeForce GTX 460
953%
Radeon RX Vega 11
963%
GeForce GT 1030
972%
GeForce GTX 275
975%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
976%
GeForce GTX 280
995%
GeForce GTX 465
1043%
Radeon HD 6850
1063%
GeForce GTX 285
1141%
Radeon HD 5850
1162%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
1162%
Radeon HD 7790
1211%
Radeon RX 550
1214%
GeForce GTX 470
1257%
Radeon HD 6870
1342%
Radeon HD 5870
1384%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
1391%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
1417%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1424%
Radeon HD 6950
1473%
GeForce GTX 295
1491%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
1502%
Radeon HD 7850
1528%
GeForce GTX 480
1599%
Radeon HD 6970
1630%
Radeon R7 265
1656%
Radeon RX 460
1656%
Radeon R7 370
1662%
GeForce GTX 660
1667%
GeForce GTX 570
1695%
Radeon RX 560
1800%
GeForce GTX 950
1816%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
1860%
Radeon R9 270X
1883%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
1891%
GeForce GTX 580
1906%
GeForce GTX 1050
1911%
Radeon HD 7950
1948%
Radeon HD 5970
2003%
GeForce GTX 760
2156%
GeForce GTX 670
2212%
GeForce GTX 960
2268%
Radeon R9 380
2282%
Radeon R9 285
2305%
Radeon HD 7970
2329%
GeForce GTX 680
2383%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
2445%
GeForce GTX 770
2502%
Radeon HD 6990
2562%
Radeon R9 280X
2598%
GeForce GTX 590
2600%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2880%
GeForce GTX 780
2983%
GeForce GTX 1650
3169%
Radeon RX 470
3213%
Radeon R9 290
3386%
Radeon RX 570
3428%
Radeon R9 390
3446%
Radeon R9 290X
3492%
GeForce GTX 970
3538%
GeForce GTX TITAN
3586%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
3637%
Radeon R9 390X
3653%
Radeon HD 7990
3671%
Radeon RX 480
3702%
GeForce GTX 690
3801%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
3854%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
3900%
Radeon RX 580
3931%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
3982%
GeForce GTX 980
4016%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
4033%
Radeon R9 FURY
4212%
Radeon RX 590
4436%
Radeon R9 295X2
4460%
GeForce GTX 1660
4512%
Radeon R9 FURY X
4589%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
4708%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
5010%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
5121%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
5121%
GeForce GTX 1070
5451%
Radeon RX Vega 56
5782%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
5947%
Radeon RX Vega 64
6030%
GeForce GTX 1080
6030%
GeForce RTX 2060
6277%
Radeon RX 5700
6773%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
7021%
GeForce RTX 2070
7186%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
7269%
Radeon VII
7457%
TITAN X Pascal
7681%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
7764%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
8260%
GeForce RTX 2080
8755%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
9664%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
459 MHz
Shader Clock
918 MHz
Memory Clock
400 MHz
800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
12.80 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
SM Count
2
L2 Cache
32 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.836 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
3.672 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
29.38 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
9 inches
229 mm
TDP
30 W
Suggested PSU
350 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P403

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

Card Notes

Memory Variant: 512 MB
Memory Variant: 1024 MB

Retail boards based on this design (4)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 8500 GT 475 MHz 475 MHz DDR2
ASUS ROG 8500 GT TOP 600 MHz 700 MHz
ZOTAC 8500 GT AMP! Edition 600 MHz 750 MHz
ZOTAC 8500 GT AMP! Edition V2 700 MHz 400 MHz DDR2, 6.486 inches/165 mm