NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 8
Release Date
April 17th, 2007
Launch Price
$159 USD
PCB Code
180-10402-0000
P/N Code
600-10402-0001
Model
NVIDIA P402 SKU 001
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
G84-303 (G84)
Architecture
G
Fabrication Process
80 nm
Die Size
169 mm2
Transistors Count
289M
Transistors Density
1.7M TRAN/mm2
Cores
32
SM
4
TPCs
2
TMUs
16
ROPs
8
Clocks
Base Clock
540 MHz
Boost Clock
TBC MHz
Memory Clock
700 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
1400 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus Width
128-bit
Memory Bandwidth
22.4 GB/s
Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 1.0 x16
Width
11.1 cm
Length
17 cm
Height
1-slot
TDP/TBP
47 W
Recommended PSU
300 W
Multi-GPU Support
2-way
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
2 ×
S-Video
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
10.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
-

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
4.3 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
8.6 GTexel/s
Peak FP32
34.6 GFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per Watt
735 FLOPS/W
FP32 Perf. per mm2
204 FLOPS/mm2




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100%
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81%
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
 
128
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2.2 Gbps
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
 
128
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1.8 Gbps
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
 
128
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1.6 Gbps
 
512 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 (122 Cores)
 
112
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1.6 Gbps
 
640 MB GD3 320b
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1.8 Gbps
 
512 MB GD3 256b
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640 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
 
96
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1.6 Gbps
 
384 MB GD3 192b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320
 
96
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1.6 Gbps
 
320 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
 
32
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1.4 Gbps
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
 
32
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2 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
 
16
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800 Mbps
 
256 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
 
16
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800 Mbps
 
256 MB D2 64b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
 
8
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800 Mbps
 
128 MB D2 64b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
 
32
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1.6 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
 
32
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1.6 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
 
32
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1.6 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
 
32
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1.4 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
 
32
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1.4 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 
32
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1.4 GB/s
 
512 MB D2 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
 
32
-
 
1.4 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M
 
32
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1.4 GB/s
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700
 
32
-
 
800 MB/s
 
512 MB D2 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
 
32
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2 GB/s
 
256 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 570
 
16
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800 MB/s
 
256 MB D2 128b

Overview

NVIDIA GeForce 8 series graphics processing units (GPUs) redefine the PC gaming experience. With a revolutionary unified architecture and full support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games, GeForce 8 series GPUs deliver unprecedented performance, extraordinarily detailed environments, and film quality game effects.

Features

NVIDIA® unified architecture:
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.

GigaThread™ Technology:
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support:
World’s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.

NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology:
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphics card configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games. NVIDIA SLI Technology is not available on GeForce 8400 GPUs, however, 3-way SLI is available on NVIDIA nForce® 680i or 780i SLI MCPs and three GeForce 8800 GTX GPUs or three GeForce 8800 Ultra GPUs.

NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine:
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy with ultra-fast frame rates:

16X Anti-aliasing Technology

Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.

128-bit Floating Point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting:
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now with support for anti-aliasing.

NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Technology:
Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU-all the while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.

NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA):
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.

OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support:
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology:
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.

PCI Express Support:
Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

Dual 400MHz RAMDACs:
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates-up to 2048×[email protected]

Dual Dual-link DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560×1600. Available on select GeForce 8800 and 8600 GPUs.

One Dual-link DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560×1600. Available on select GeForce 8500 GPUs.

One Single-link DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 1920×1200. Available on select GeForce 8400 GPUs.

Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™:
NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface, included in the new operating system (OS) from Microsoft.

NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD Technology:
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video. Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.

Discrete, Programmable Video Processor:
NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.

Hardware Decode Acceleration:
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.

HDCP Capable:
Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays. Requires other HDCP-compatible components.

Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing:
Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.

High-Quality Scaling:
Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.

Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction):
Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video, providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.

Bad Edit Correction:
When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.

Noise Reduction:
Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.

Edge Enhancement:
Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.

NVIDIA Brings Cutting-Edge DirectX 10 Graphics and HD Video to All PC Users

Features and Performance of GeForce(R) 8 Series Now Available at Lower Price Points

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the extension of the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series line-up to include three new graphics processing units (GPUs), bringing high-resolution gaming, stunning Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) graphics, and stellar HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback to virtually everyone regardless of budget. The new GPUs that complete the world’s first top-to-bottom family of DirectX(R) 10 GPUs include:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS $199-229
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT $149-159
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT $89-129

These three GPUs join the previously announced NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS, rounding out the product family.

“With Windows Vista being the first operating system to require a GPU to fully realize its graphics potential and with the growing list of popular software applications that take advantage of a dedicated graphics processor, GPUs are no longer a luxury required only by hardcore gamers,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business unit at NVIDIA. “These new GPUs extend the reach of our award-winning GeForce 8 Series and offer cutting- edge, next-generation features to everyone from the hardcore gamer to the casual PC user.”

“DirectX(R) 10 means higher performance and better looking PC graphics,” said Chris Donahue, group manager, games for Windows at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to see that NVIDIA has taken the first step to help application developers and end users adopt the newest 3D graphics API, by making DirectX(R) 10-compliant GPUs available from top-to-bottom for every type of desktop PC user.”

All three new cards feature PureVideo(TM) HD technology which leverages the revolutionary second-generation video-processing engine in the GeForce 8500 and GeForce 8600 GPUs to deliver the highest-quality playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies on everyday PCs.(i) The new programmable video processing engine takes on all of the high definition H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU to perform other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat, and noise.

“Sony Pictures is enthusiastic about the ability to play Blu-ray movies on the PC,” said Don Eklund, executive vice president, advanced technologies at Sony Pictures. “The new state-of-the-art NVIDIA GeForce 8500 and GeForce 8600 cards will enable consumers to enjoy Blu-ray movies on mainstream PCs.”

With GeForce 8600 GTS and GeForce 8600 GT-based graphic cards, NVIDIA is enabling exceptional performance at price points PC gamers love. The GeForce 8600 GPUs are ideal graphics solutions for the latest NVIDIA nForce(R) 650i SLI(TM)-based motherboards, which are designed to deliver maximum performance to gamers. The combination of the nForce 650i motherboard and the GeForce 8600 GPU forms a hardware foundation that allows consumers to build their own killer, PC-gaming platforms, enabling high-resolution and high-performance gaming, plus stellar high-definition visuals, at prices that don’t break the bank.

Built for Windows Vista, GeForce 8500 GT cards are designed for both casual gamers and for non-gamers, delivering the ultimate in HD video playback along with unprecedented levels of graphics realism and gaming performance for around $100.

GeForce 8 Series GPUs are the only DirectX 10 GPUs currently available and are the reference GPUs for DirectX 10 API development and certification. GeForce 8 Series GPUs include all required hardware functionality defined in the Microsoft Direct3D(R) 10 specification, with full support for the DirectX 10 unified shader instruction set and Shader Model 4 capabilities. In addition, every GeForce 8 Series GPU features the NVIDIA PureVideo HD video processor, the NVIDIA Lumenex(TM) engine for superior image quality, and the NVIDIA Quantum Effects(TM) technology for simulation and rendering of stunning visual effects in games.

Graphics cards based on GeForce 8600 GTS GPUs are available now from leading retail outlets, system builders, and OEMs. Graphics cards based on GeForce 8600 GT and GeForce 8500 GT will be available on or before May 1, 2007. For more information, please visit http://www.nvidia.com or listen to the NVIDIA podcast located at http://download.nvidia.com/podcasts/pr/041707_8500_8600.mp3.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, impact, performance, pricing, availability and features of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GPU and the NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT; Windows Vista; DirectX 10; PureVideo HD technology; and GPU users are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production; manufacturing and software defects; our reliance on third party manufacturers; delays in manufacturing or delivery of products; developments of new products and technologies by competitors; continued acceptance and use of new technologies and products; the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives; changes in industry standards and interfaces; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2007. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

NOTE: All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

(i) PureVideo HD is available for Windows Vista. Support for PureVideo HD

on Windows XP will be available in a future driver. Check NVIDIA.com

for the latest information on driver updates.