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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 vs GeForce RTX 2060 Super

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 has a GPU core speed of 540 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR2 RAM is set to run at 400 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 32 Stream Processors, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, which comes with clock speeds of 1470 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 2176 SPUs along with 136 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 47 Watts
GeForce RTX 2060 Super 175 Watts
Difference: 128 Watts (272%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 overall. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 458752 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 445952 (3484%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super should be a lot (about 2214%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 199920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 191280 (2214%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 94080 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 89760 (2078%)

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

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GeForce RTX 2060 Super

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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 GT 512MB DDR2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 July 2019
Code Name G84 TU106-410-A1
Memory 512 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 1470 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 458752 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 199920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 94080 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 2176
Texture Mapping Units 16 136
Render Output Units 8 64
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 12 nm
Transistors 289 million 10800 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 data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card 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 a 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 worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the 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 RTX 2060 Super

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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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