NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 8600 GT sales 17 April 2007 at a recommended price of $159. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 80 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB 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 Single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 47 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.53 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce 8600 GT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.77
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G84
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
17 April 2007
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$159
 
Price now
$189
 
of 10182 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce 8600 GT'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 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
32
 
Core clock speed
540 MHz
 
Transistor count
289 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
80 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
8.6 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
76.16 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8600 GT'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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Length
170 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8600 GT: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
of 8192 (Radeon RX 480)
Standard memory config per GPU
256 MB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
700 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
22.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8600 GT.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

Technologies

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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
OpenGL
2.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8600 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.53

Passmark

114

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 8600 GT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 8600 GT performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8600 GT from AMD is Radeon X1600 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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