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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

Graphics Processor
512 MB
Memory Size
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Image NVIDIA G84 Image
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.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 800x600.
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 PCIe 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
Process Size: 80 nm
Transistors: 289 million
Die Size: 169 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 17th, 2007
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 159 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 540 MHz
Shader Clock: 1190 MHz
Memory Clock: 700 MHz
1400 MHz effective


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
Pixel Rate: 4.32 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 8.64 GTexel/s
Floating-point 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: n/a
CUDA: 1.1
Shader Model: 4.0


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Card Notes

Memory Variant: 1 GB

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ASUS XG Station 540 MHz 700 MHz 256 MB
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