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Nvidia Geforce 8000 Series

GeForce 8500 GT

The GeForce 8500 GT is clocked at 450 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 18.


Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT

help iconCore Speed450 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size80nm
help iconArchitectureTesla G86help iconTexture Mapping Units8
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate3.6 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units4
help iconRelease Date01 Apr 2007help iconPixel Rate1.8 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power30Whelp iconDirectX10
help iconMemory256MBhelp iconShader Model4.0
help iconMemory Speed400MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version2.1
help iconMemory Bus128 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeDDR2help iconHDMI Connections0
help iconSPUs16help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance18help iconVGA Connections1

GeForce 8500 GT compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 10 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 18, the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 30 Watts, however.

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GeForce 8500 GT Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Minecraft 28
Far Cry 3 24
Euro Truck Simulator 2 26
Mafia 2 32
Assassins Creed 60
Batman: Arkham City 33
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