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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

Graphics Processor
G84
Cores
32
TMUs
16
ROPs
8
Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
128 bit
The GeForce 8600 GT was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the G84 graphics processor, in its G84-303-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. The G84 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 169 mm² and 289 million transistors. It features 32 shading units, 16 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 512 MB GDDR3 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 700 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 47 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 8600 GT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 170 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 159 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G84
GPU Variant
G84-303-A2
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
Launch Price
159 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews
183 in our database

Relative Performance

30%
GeForce 210
39%
GeForce 9400 GT
47%
Radeon HD 4550
61%
Radeon HD 5450
71%
Radeon HD 6450
75%
GeForce GT 520
93%
GeForce GT 220
100%
GeForce 8600 GT
122%
GeForce GT 430
123%
Radeon HD 5570
134%
Radeon HD 4670
141%
GeForce GT 440
144%
GeForce GT 240
165%
GeForce 9600 GT
176%
Radeon HD 5670
189%
GeForce GT 640
195%
GeForce 9800 GT
203%
Radeon HD 6670
209%
Radeon HD 4830
223%
Radeon HD 4770
236%
Radeon HD 4850
241%
GeForce GTS 250
248%
GeForce GTS 450
257%
Radeon HD 5750
293%
Radeon HD 7750
295%
Radeon HD 5770
301%
GeForce GTX 260
304%
Radeon HD 4870
305%
Radeon Vega 8
308%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
311%
GeForce GTX 650
329%
Radeon HD 5830
346%
Radeon HD 6790
352%
Radeon HD 4890
365%
GeForce GTX 460
368%
Radeon RX Vega 11
371%
GeForce GT 1030
375%
GeForce GTX 275
376%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
376%
GeForce GTX 280
384%
GeForce GTX 465
402%
Radeon HD 6850
410%
GeForce GTX 285
440%
Radeon HD 5850
448%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
448%
Radeon HD 7790
467%
Radeon RX 550
468%
GeForce GTX 470
485%
Radeon HD 6870
517%
Radeon HD 5870
534%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
536%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
546%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
549%
Radeon HD 6950
568%
GeForce GTX 295
575%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
579%
Radeon HD 7850
589%
GeForce GTX 480
617%
Radeon HD 6970
629%
Radeon R7 265
639%
Radeon RX 460
639%
Radeon R7 370
641%
GeForce GTX 660
643%
GeForce GTX 570
654%
Radeon RX 560
694%
GeForce GTX 950
700%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
717%
Radeon R9 270X
726%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
729%
GeForce GTX 580
735%
GeForce GTX 1050
737%
Radeon HD 7950
751%
Radeon HD 5970
772%
GeForce GTX 760
831%
GeForce GTX 670
853%
GeForce GTX 960
875%
Radeon R9 380
880%
Radeon R9 285
889%
Radeon HD 7970
898%
GeForce GTX 680
919%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
943%
GeForce GTX 770
965%
Radeon HD 6990
988%
Radeon R9 280X
1002%
GeForce GTX 590
1002%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
1111%
GeForce GTX 780
1150%
GeForce GTX 1650
1222%
Radeon RX 470
1239%
Radeon R9 290
1306%
Radeon RX 570
1322%
Radeon R9 390
1329%
Radeon R9 290X
1347%
GeForce GTX 970
1364%
GeForce GTX TITAN
1383%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
1403%
Radeon R9 390X
1409%
Radeon HD 7990
1416%
Radeon RX 480
1427%
GeForce GTX 690
1504%
Radeon RX 580
1535%
GeForce GTX 980
1555%
Radeon R9 FURY
1555%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
1624%
Radeon RX 590
1711%
Radeon R9 295X2
1720%
GeForce GTX 1660
1740%
Radeon R9 FURY X
1769%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
1816%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
1975%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
1975%
GeForce GTX 1070
2102%
Radeon RX Vega 56
2230%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
2293%
Radeon RX Vega 64
2325%
GeForce GTX 1080
2325%
GeForce RTX 2060
2421%
Radeon RX 5700
2612%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
2707%
GeForce RTX 2070
2771%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
2803%
Radeon VII
2875%
TITAN X Pascal
2962%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
2994%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
3185%
GeForce RTX 2080
3376%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
3727%
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
540 MHz
Shader Clock
1190 MHz
Memory Clock
700 MHz
1400 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
22.40 GB/s

Render Config

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

Theoretical Performance

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

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
6.7 inches
170 mm
TDP
47 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P402,
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: 1 GB

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