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Nvidia Geforce 8000 Series

GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB

The GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB is clocked at 675 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 54.

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Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB

help iconCore Speed675 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size80nm
help iconArchitectureTesla G84help iconTexture Mapping Units16
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate10.8 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units8
help iconRelease Date01 Apr 2007help iconPixel Rate5.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power75Whelp iconDirectX10
help iconMemory256MBhelp iconShader Model4.0
help iconMemory Speed1000MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version2.1
help iconMemory Bus128 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections0
help iconSPUs32help iconDVI Connections2
help iconSPU Performance54help iconVGA Connections0

GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 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 This graphics card is now over 10 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies.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 8600 GTS 256MB 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 8600 GTS 256MB 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 54, the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 75 Watts, however.

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GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Battlefield 3 40
Max Payne 3 43
The Witcher III 18
Sleeping Dogs 40
Medium FPS

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