NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 8600 GT sales 17 April 2007 at a recommended price of 159 USD. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 80 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 22.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. An additional None power connector is required, and power consumption is at 47 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.80 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G84
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
17 April 2007
 
Launch price (MSRP)
159 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
32
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
540 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
289 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
80 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
8.6 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
76.16 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Length
170 mm
 
Width
1-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
Standard memory config per GPU
256 MB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
700 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
22.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
CUDA
1.1
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
1.80
 
 
Passmark
245
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8600 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5, which is faster by 11%.

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