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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS

G84
Graphics Processor
16
Cores
8
TMUs
8
ROPs
512 MB
Memory Size
DDR2
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce 8600 GS was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the G84 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G84 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 169 mm² and 289 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition, which uses the same GPU but has all 32 shaders enabled, NVIDIA has disabled some shading units on the GeForce 8600 GS to reach the product's target shader count. It features 16 shading units, 8 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 512 MB DDR2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 540 MHz, memory is running at 400 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 47 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 8600 GS is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G84
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
80 nm
Transistors
289 million
Die Size
169 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 17th, 2007
Generation
GeForce 8
(8600)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16

Relative Performance

60%
77%
95%
100%
GeForce 8600 GS
121%
143%
151%
186%
243%
246%
268%
282%
288%
331%
352%
377%
390%
406%
419%
447%
471%
482%
496%
513%
586%
591%
601%
609%
610%
616%
622%
658%
692%
703%
729%
735%
742%
749%
751%
753%
768%
804%
820%
880%
896%
896%
934%
936%
970%
1035%
1067%
1073%
1092%
1098%
1136%
1150%
1158%
1178%
1233%
1257%
1277%
1278%
1282%
1286%
1388%
1400%
1434%
1452%
1458%
1470%
1473%
1499%
1502%
1544%
1662%
1706%
1749%
1759%
1777%
1795%
1837%
1885%
1929%
1975%
2003%
2005%
2221%
2444%
2477%
2643%
2657%
2693%
2728%
2752%
2765%
2805%
2817%
2831%
2854%
3008%
3070%
3109%
3109%
3420%
3479%
3538%
3804%
4177%
4325%
4659%
4659%
4914%
5484%
5750%
5897%
6428%
7312%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
540 MHz
Shader Clock
1190 MHz
Memory Clock
400 MHz
800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
DDR2
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
12.80 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
8
SM Count
1

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
4.320 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
4.320 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
38.08 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
TDP
47 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

G84 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A