NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT vs ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP
Comparison of GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
17 April 2007
1 March 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP'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 and Radeon HD 4290 IGP's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
8.6 billion / sec
1.992 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP 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
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Standard memory config per GPU
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
22.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP, sometimes including their particular versions.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP
Much newer (1 March 2010 vs 17 April 2007)
More pipelines (40 vs 32)
Finer manufacturing process technology (55 vs 80 nm)
So, 8600 GT or HD 4290 IGP?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP. We've got no test results to judge.
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