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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 vs GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 comes with clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 RAM. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, which comes with core speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 47 Watts
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
Difference: 28 Watts (60%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should theoretically be much faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 73216 (572%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is a lot (more or less 673%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 58176 (673%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29088 (673%)

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 512MB DDR2

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

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 512MB DDR2 GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 May 2018
Code Name G84 GP107
Memory 512 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 1392 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 86016 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 66816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 33408 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 768
Texture Mapping Units 16 48
Render Output Units 8 24
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 96-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 14 nm
Transistors 289 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it 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 anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output 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 max fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Amazon.com

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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