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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 on April 17th, 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. Even though it supports DirectX 11, the feature level is only 10_0, which can be problematic with many DirectX 11 & DirectX 12 titles. 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 paired 512 MB GDDR3 memory with the GeForce 8600 GT, 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)
Predecessor
GeForce 7 PCIe
Successor
GeForce 9
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
159 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews
183 in our database

Relative Performance

61%
GeForce 210
78%
GeForce 9400 GT
96%
Radeon HD 4550
100%
GeForce 8600 GT
123%
Radeon HD 5450
145%
Radeon HD 6450
153%
GeForce GT 520
189%
GeForce GT 220
247%
GeForce GT 430
250%
Radeon HD 5570
272%
Radeon HD 4670
287%
GeForce GT 440
293%
GeForce GT 240
336%
GeForce 9600 GT
357%
Radeon HD 5670
383%
GeForce GT 640
396%
GeForce 9800 GT
412%
Radeon HD 6670
425%
Radeon HD 4830
454%
Radeon HD 4770
479%
Radeon HD 4850
489%
GeForce GTS 250
504%
GeForce GTS 450
522%
Radeon HD 5750
596%
Radeon HD 7750
600%
Radeon HD 5770
611%
GeForce GTX 260
618%
Radeon HD 4870
620%
Radeon Vega 8
626%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
632%
GeForce GTX 650
668%
Radeon HD 5830
703%
Radeon HD 6790
715%
Radeon HD 4890
741%
GeForce GTX 460
747%
Radeon RX Vega 11
754%
GeForce GT 1030
761%
GeForce GTX 275
763%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
765%
GeForce GTX 280
780%
GeForce GTX 465
817%
Radeon HD 6850
833%
GeForce GTX 285
894%
Radeon HD 5850
910%
Radeon HD 7790
910%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
949%
Radeon RX 550
951%
GeForce GTX 470
985%
Radeon HD 6870
1051%
Radeon HD 5870
1084%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
1090%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
1110%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
1115%
Radeon HD 6950
1154%
GeForce GTX 295
1168%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
1176%
Radeon HD 7850
1197%
GeForce GTX 480
1253%
Radeon HD 6970
1277%
Radeon R7 265
1297%
Radeon RX 460
1298%
Radeon R7 370
1302%
GeForce GTX 660
1306%
GeForce GTX 570
1328%
Radeon RX 560
1410%
GeForce GTX 950
1423%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
1457%
Radeon R9 270X
1475%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
1482%
GeForce GTX 580
1493%
GeForce GTX 1050
1497%
Radeon HD 7950
1526%
Radeon HD 5970
1569%
GeForce GTX 760
1689%
GeForce GTX 670
1733%
GeForce GTX 960
1777%
Radeon R9 380
1787%
Radeon R9 285
1805%
Radeon HD 7970
1824%
GeForce GTX 680
1867%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
1916%
GeForce GTX 770
1960%
Radeon HD 6990
2007%
Radeon R9 280X
2035%
GeForce GTX 590
2037%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
2256%
GeForce GTX 780
2337%
GeForce GTX 1650
2483%
Radeon RX 470
2517%
Radeon R9 290
2653%
Radeon RX 570
2685%
Radeon R9 390
2700%
Radeon R9 290X
2736%
GeForce GTX 970
2772%
GeForce GTX TITAN
2809%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
2849%
Radeon R9 390X
2862%
Radeon HD 7990
2876%
Radeon RX 480
2900%
GeForce GTX 690
2978%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
3019%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
3056%
Radeon RX 580
3079%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
3106%
Radeon RX 6500 XT
3119%
GeForce GTX 980
3146%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
3159%
Radeon R9 FURY
3300%
Radeon RX 590
3475%
Radeon R9 295X2
3494%
GeForce GTX 1660
3535%
Radeon R9 FURY X
3595%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
3688%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
3925%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
4012%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
4012%
GeForce GTX 1070
4271%
Radeon RX Vega 56
4530%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
4597%
Radeon RX 5600 XT
4659%
Radeon RX Vega 64
4724%
GeForce GTX 1080
4724%
GeForce RTX 2060
4918%
Radeon RX 5700
5306%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
5500%
GeForce RTX 2070
5610%
GeForce RTX 3060
5630%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
5694%
Radeon VII
5842%
TITAN X Pascal
6018%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
6083%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
6277%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
6471%
GeForce RTX 2080
6859%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
7027%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
7149%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
7700%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
8229%
GeForce RTX 3070
8805%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
9070%
Radeon RX 6800
10410%
Radeon RX 6800 XT
10694%
GeForce RTX 3080
11315%
Radeon RX 6900 XT
11980%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
12098%
GeForce RTX 3090
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080, 4K for 2080 Ti and faster.
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
540 MHz
Shader Clock
1190 MHz
Memory Clock
700 MHz
1400 Mbps 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
170 mm
6.7 inches
TDP
47 W
Suggested PSU
200 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

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 161 mm/6.3 inches