AMD Radeon HD 8400 vs NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition
Comparison of Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
23 May 2013
17 April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
9.6 GTexel / s
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.
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
24 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 8400 and GeForce 8600 GT Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
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.