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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 620 Galaxy 2GB Edition GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 512MB GDDR2
Cyberpunk 2077 2162% 2000%
Control 2785% 2579%
eFootball PES 2020 1023% 943%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2162% 2000%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2415% 2236%
Borderlands 3 1638% 1514%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 2223% 2057%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2162% 2000%
FIFA 20 777% 714%
F1 2019 1777% 1643%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 512MB GDDR2 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 620 Galaxy 2GB Edition.

The GT 620 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the 8600 GT. This results in the GT 620 providing 2.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 620 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8600 GT, but the 8600 GT has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 620. As a result, the 8600 GT exhibits a 1.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 620. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 620 was released over three years more recently than the 8600 GT, and so the GT 620 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 8600 GT when running the latest games.

The GT 620 has 1536 MB more video memory than the 8600 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The 8600 GT has 4.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 620, which means that the memory performance of the 8600 GT is marginally better than the GT 620.

The GeForce GT 620 Galaxy 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 512MB GDDR2 has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 620 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the 8600 GT is 43. The GT 620 having 91 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 8600 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 620 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8600 GT. This means that the GT 620 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8600 GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 620 should consume less power than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce GT 620 Galaxy 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 512MB GDDR2 requires 47 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 620. The GT 620 requires 2 Watts more than the 8600 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 620 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 8600 GT.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs540 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-100-KB-A1Tesla G84
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date15 May 2012vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs32
Actual Shader Performance6%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs8.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs4.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs47 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 620 Galaxy 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 620, created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 500MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 620 Galaxy 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 620.
GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 512MB GDDR2 is a special edition of the GeForce 8600 GT. See the standard page for more information about it.
There are no new features and since this version is equipped with GDDR2 and the standard version we have added features standard DDR3, the performance is worse than it. Also, GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 512MB GDDR2 is not powerful enough to use 512MB of video memory due to the small bandwidth, which results from the slow GDDR2.
Recommended CPUIntel Celeron 450 2.2GHz
Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz
Intel Pentium D 925 3.0 GHz
Intel Pentium D 930 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon II 170u
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
AMD Phenom II X2 550
Intel Xeon Processor E5335
AMD Athlon 5350
AMD Opteron 1356
Possible GPU UpgradesRadeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX DD XXX Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX Black Edition
GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 560 EVGA DS SSC 1GB Edition
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