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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 vs GeForce GTX 850M

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 comes with a GPU core clock speed of 540 MHz, and the 1024 MB of DDR2 memory is set to run at 400 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 32 Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 850M, which has clock speeds of 876 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. 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 GTX 850M 40 Watts
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 47 Watts
Difference: 7 Watts (18%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 850M should in theory be a lot better than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 32000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 19200 (150%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 850M will be quite a bit (approximately 306%) better at AF than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 35040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26400 (306%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 850M is superior to the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 14016 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9696 (224%)

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 DDR2

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GeForce GTX 850M

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 GeForce GTX 850M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 March 12 2014
Code Name G84 GM107
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 876 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 40 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 35040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 14016 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling 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 could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

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GeForce GTX 850M

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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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