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NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

G86
Graphics Processor
16
Cores
8
TMUs
4
ROPs
256 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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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 10.0. 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

Relative Performance

78%
100%
100%
GeForce 8500 GT
123%
157%
185%
195%
241%
315%
319%
347%
366%
374%
429%
456%
489%
505%
526%
543%
579%
611%
624%
643%
665%
760%
766%
779%
789%
791%
799%
806%
853%
897%
912%
946%
953%
962%
971%
974%
976%
995%
1043%
1063%
1140%
1161%
1161%
1210%
1213%
1257%
1341%
1383%
1391%
1416%
1423%
1473%
1491%
1501%
1527%
1598%
1629%
1655%
1656%
1661%
1666%
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1815%
1859%
1882%
1890%
1905%
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1943%
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2002%
2155%
2211%
2267%
2281%
2304%
2327%
2382%
2444%
2501%
2560%
2597%
2598%
2879%
3168%
3211%
3426%
3445%
3491%
3537%
3567%
3584%
3636%
3651%
3669%
3700%
3899%
3980%
4031%
4031%
4434%
4510%
4587%
4930%
5415%
5606%
6039%
6039%
6370%
7109%
7453%
7644%
8332%
9479%
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

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
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P403

Graphics Features

DirectX
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

G86 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A

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