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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 vs GeForce 920M

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 has a core clock speed of 540 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 400 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 80 nm design. It is comprised of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce 920M, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 954 MHz. The DDR3 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this particular model. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 920M, in theory, should be a little bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 overall. (explain)

GeForce 920M 14400 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 920M is quite a bit (about 253%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2. (explain)

GeForce 920M 30528 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 21888 (253%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 920M is quite a bit (about 77%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce 920M 7632 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3312 (77%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 GeForce 920M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 March 12 2015
Code Name G84 GK208
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 954 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 14400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 30528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 7632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 32
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2

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GeForce 920M

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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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