NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT vs ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4290 IGP

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP architecture, market type and release date.
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Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale
Code name
G84
 
RS880
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
17 April 2007
 
1 March 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$159
 
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Price now
$189
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
32
 
40
Core clock speed
540 MHz
 
498 MHz
Transistor count
289 million
 
181 million
Manufacturing process technology
80 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
8.6 billion / sec
 
1.992 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
76.16 gflops
 
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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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 1.0 x16
Length
170 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
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Standard memory config per GPU
256 MB
 
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Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
700 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
22.4 GB / s
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
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Technologies

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.
SLI
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GT and Radeon HD 4290 IGP, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
2.1
 
3.3

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?

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