AMD Radeon HD 8310G vs NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition
Comparison of Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
23 May 2013
21 September 2007
Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition'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
10.8 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition: 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
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
32.3 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8310G
Much newer (23 May 2013 vs 21 September 2007)
More pipelines (128 vs 32)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 80 nm)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition
We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition over AMD Radeon HD 8310G.
So, HD 8310G or 8600 GTS Mac Edition?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 8310G and NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 8310G is a notebook card while GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition is a desktop one.
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