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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

G84
Graphics Processor
32
Cores
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
256 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce 8600 GTS was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the G84 graphics processor, in its G84-400-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 256 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 675 MHz, memory is running at 1000 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 60 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 8600 GTS is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 198 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 199 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G84
GPU Variant
G84-400-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
199 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16

Relative Performance

25%
32%
39%
50%
59%
62%
76%
100%
100%
GeForce 8600 GTS
101%
110%
116%
118%
136%
144%
155%
160%
167%
172%
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810%
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911%
1003%
1017%
1085%
1090%
1105%
1120%
1129%
1135%
1151%
1156%
1162%
1171%
1234%
1260%
1276%
1276%
1404%
1428%
1452%
1561%
1714%
1775%
1912%
1912%
2017%
2250%
2359%
2420%
2638%
3001%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
675 MHz
Shader Clock
1450 MHz
Memory Clock
1000 MHz
2000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
32.00 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
32
TMUs
16
ROPs
8
SM Count
2

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
5.400 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
10.80 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
92.80 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
7.8 inches
198 mm
TDP
60 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
P401

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

G84 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A

Retail boards based on this design (3)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
UNIKA PCX8628GTS 675 MHz 1000 MHz
ZOTAC 8600 GTS AMP! Edition 720 MHz 1100 MHz 7.735 inches/196 mm
ZOTAC 8600 GTS AMP! Edition V2 720 MHz 1100 MHz