AMD Radeon HD 8400 vs NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition

AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
GCN
 
Tesla
Code name
Kabini
 
G84
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
23 May 2013
 
17 April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$159

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT 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 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
32
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
600 MHz
Transistor count
n/d
 
289 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
47 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
9.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
92.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT 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
Length
n/d
 
170 mm
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT 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
 
128 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
24 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
2x DVI

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
n/d
 
3.3

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8400

Much newer (23 May 2013 vs 17 April 2007)
More pipelines (128 vs 32)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 80 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition over AMD Radeon HD 8400.

So, HD 8400 or 8600 GT Mac Edition?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 8400 and NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 8400 is a notebook card while GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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