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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition

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The GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition 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 128 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 600 MHz, memory is running at 750 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 800x600.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 47 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI. GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition 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: 600 MHz
Shader Clock: 1450 MHz
Memory Clock: 750 MHz
1500 MHz effective


Memory Size: 128 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 24.00 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 32
TMUs: 16
ROPs: 8
SM Count: 2
Pixel Rate: 4.80 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 9.60 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 92.80 GFLOPS

Board Design

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

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
CUDA: 1.1
Shader Model: 4.0


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