NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 8600 GTS sales 17 April 2007 at a recommended price of $199. 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 5.04 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
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G84
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
17 April 2007
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
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.
Pipelines
32
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
92.8 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Length
198 mm
 
Width
1-slot
 
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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.3 GB
 
of 32
Standard memory config per GPU
256 MB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
32 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

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

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GTS. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
1.1
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8600 GTS, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
2.1
 

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
4.96
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
67510.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
3986.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
594.14
 
 
Passmark
287
 
 

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 RX Vega 8 Mobile, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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