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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs Radeon RX 6800

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 comes with core clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 700 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 32 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6800, which features a clock speed of 1700 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It is comprised of 3840 SPUs, 240 Texture Address Units, and 96 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 47 Watts
Radeon RX 6800 250 Watts
Difference: 203 Watts (432%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 6800 should in theory be much faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 524288 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 22400 MB/sec
Difference: 501888 (2241%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6800 will be a lot (more or less 4622%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 408000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 399360 (4622%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6800 is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 163200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 158880 (3678%)

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 GDDR3

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Radeon RX 6800

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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 1GB GDDR3 Radeon RX 6800
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 November 2020
Code Name G84 Navi 21
Memory 1024 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 1700 MHz
Memory Speed 1400 MHz 4000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 22400 MB/sec 524288 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 408000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 163200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 3840
Texture Mapping Units 16 240
Render Output Units 8 96
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 7 nm
Transistors 289 million 26800 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, 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 video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3

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Radeon RX 6800

Amazon.com

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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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