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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 has core clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 700 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 32 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which comes with a core clock speed of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1350 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 47 Watts
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 110 Watts
Difference: 63 Watts (134%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti, in theory, should perform much faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 86400 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 22400 MB/sec
Difference: 64000 (286%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti will be a lot (about 587%) better at AF than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 59392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 50752 (587%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is superior to the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 14848 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10528 (244%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 October 2012
Code Name G84 GK106
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 928 MHz
Memory Speed 1400 MHz 5400 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 22400 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 59392 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 14848 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 768
Texture Mapping Units 16 64
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 million 2540 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3

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GeForce GTX 650 Ti

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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