NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS


NVIDIA started GeForce 8600 GS sales 17 April 2007. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 80 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB of DDR2 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 47 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.05 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 8600 GS's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
17 April 2007

Technical specs

GeForce 8600 GS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8600 GS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
540 MHz
Transistor count
289 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
80 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
38.08 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8600 GS's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8600 GS: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8600 GS.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GS. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8600 GS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
3DMark Vantage Performance
Unigine Heaven 3.0

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 8600 GS performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8600 GS from AMD is Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5, which is slower by 11% and lower by 17 positions in our rating.

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