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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 uses a 80 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 540 MHz. The DDR2 memory runs at a frequency of 400 MHz on this specific model. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which has core speeds of 2200 MHz on the GPU, and 2250 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 47 Watts
Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (128%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 6500 XT should in theory be quite a bit superior to the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 134656 (1052%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT is a lot (approximately 1530%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 132160 (1530%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6500 XT is superior to the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 66080 (1530%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 January 2022
Code Name G84 Navi 24 XT
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 70400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 1024
Texture Mapping Units 16 64
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR6
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 6 nm
Transistors 289 million 5400 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 can be processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics 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 video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2

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Radeon RX 6500 XT

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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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