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GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) vs GeForce GTX 960M

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) has a clock speed of 540 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 400 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 80 nm design. It features 32 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 960M, which has core clock speeds of 1096 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 47 Watts
GeForce GTX 960M 65 Watts
Difference: 18 Watts (38%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 960M should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 51200 (400%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M will be a lot (about 407%) better at AF than the GeForce 8600 GS (OEM). (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 43840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 35200 (407%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M should be quite a bit (approximately 306%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 8600 GS (OEM), and capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 17536 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 13216 (306%)

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 GS (OEM)

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GeForce GTX 960M

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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 GS (OEM) GeForce GTX 960M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 March 12 2015
Code Name G84 GM107
Memory 256 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 1096 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 65 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 43840 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 17536 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-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 max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

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

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GeForce 8600 GS (OEM)

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GeForce GTX 960M

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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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