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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce RTX 2070

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 uses a 80 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 540 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM runs at a speed of 700 MHz on this model. It features 32 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 2070, which features core clock speeds of 1410 MHz on the GPU, and 14 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 2304 SPUs along with 144 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 47 Watts
GeForce RTX 2070 175 Watts
Difference: 128 Watts (272%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce RTX 2070 will be 1948% faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2070 458752 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 22400 MB/sec
Difference: 436352 (1948%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2070 is much (about 2250%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2070 203040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 194400 (2250%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 2070 is superior to the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2070 90240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 85920 (1989%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 GeForce RTX 2070
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 September 2018
Code Name G84 TU104-350
Memory 1024 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 1410 MHz
Memory Speed 1400 MHz 28 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 22400 MB/sec 458752 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 203040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 90240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 2304
Texture Mapping Units 16 144
Render Output Units 8 64
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 12 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 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the 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 maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units 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, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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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.

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