NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS


NVIDIA started GeForce 8600 GTS sales 17 April 2007 at a recommended price of 199 USD. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 80 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 0.3 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 198 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 60 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.08 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 8600 GTS's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
17 April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
199 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

GeForce 8600 GTS'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 GTS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
675 MHz
Transistor count
289 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
80 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
60 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
10.8 billion/sec
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
92.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8600 GTS'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
198 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8600 GTS: 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
0.3 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Standard memory config per GPU
256 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

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


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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GTS, sometimes including their particular versions.

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8600 GTS. 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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 8600 GTS is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8600 GTS from AMD is Radeon HD 8570D, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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