AMD Radeon HD 8310G vs NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition

AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
n/d
 
Tesla
Code name
Trinity
 
G84
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
23 May 2013
 
21 September 2007

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
128
 
32
Core clock speed
424 MHz
 
675 MHz
Boost Clock
554 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
289 million
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
10.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
92.8 gflops

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.
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

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.
Memory type
n/d
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
2016 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
32.3 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
2x DVI

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce 8600 GTS Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
n/d
 
3.3

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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