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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

G84
Graphics Processor
32
Cores
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
512 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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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 10.0. 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

Relative Performance

30%
39%
47%
61%
71%
75%
93%
100%
GeForce 8600 GT
122%
123%
134%
141%
144%
165%
176%
189%
195%
203%
209%
223%
236%
241%
248%
257%
293%
295%
301%
304%
305%
308%
311%
329%
346%
352%
365%
367%
371%
375%
376%
376%
384%
402%
410%
440%
448%
448%
467%
468%
485%
517%
534%
536%
546%
549%
568%
575%
579%
589%
616%
628%
639%
639%
641%
643%
694%
700%
717%
726%
729%
735%
737%
750%
751%
772%
831%
853%
875%
880%
889%
898%
919%
943%
965%
988%
1002%
1002%
1110%
1222%
1239%
1322%
1329%
1346%
1364%
1376%
1382%
1402%
1408%
1415%
1427%
1504%
1535%
1555%
1555%
1710%
1740%
1769%
1902%
2089%
2162%
2329%
2329%
2457%
2742%
2875%
2949%
3214%
3656%
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
2

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
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

Card Notes

Memory Variant: 1 GB

G84 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A

Retail boards based on this design (4)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 8600 GT MAGIC 540 MHz 800 MHz DDR2, 1x DVI 1x VGA 1x S-Video
ASUS XG Station 540 MHz 700 MHz 256 MB
XFX 8600 GT XXX Edition 620 MHz 800 MHz 256 MB
ZOTAC 8600 GT AMP! Edition 600 MHz 800 MHz 6.341 inches/161 mm