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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8470D GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3
Hitman 3 2137% 2000%
Cyberpunk 2077 1620% 1514%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1473% 1376%
Resident Evil 8 1620% 1514%
FIFA 21 768% 714%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2320% 2171%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1422% 1329%
Genshin Impact 1620% 1514%
Far Cry 6 2389% 2236%
The Medium 2046% 1914%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8470D.

The Radeon HD 8470D has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed but 4 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the 8600 GT. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the Radeon HD 8470D manages to provide 1 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 Radeon HD 8470D has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8600 GT, but the 8600 GT has 4 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8470D. As a result, the 8600 GT exhibits a 1.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8470D. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 8470D was released over three years more recently than the 8600 GT, and so the Radeon HD 8470D 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 8600 GT has 512 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8470D does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8470D has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8470D is 100 and the actual shader performance of the 8600 GT is 43. The Radeon HD 8470D having 57 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8470D delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8600 GT.

The Radeon HD 8470D transistor size technology is 52 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8600 GT. This means that the Radeon HD 8470D is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8600 GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 8470D should consume less power than the 8600 GT.

The Radeon HD 8470D requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 requires 46 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8600 GT, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Radeon HD 8470D. The Radeon HD 8470D requires 19 Watts more than the 8600 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8470D to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 8600 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs540 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRichlandTesla G84
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2013vs01 Apr 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
3.1
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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1.4
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0.9

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth29.9GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs32
Actual Shader Performance5%vs2%
Technology28nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units12vs16
Texture Rate9.6 GTexel/svs8.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs4.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs46 Watts
Recommended PSU-350 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8470D is an embedded Graphics Card on the middle-class Richland APU A6-6400K.
They offer 192 Shader Processing Units, 12 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The memory interface depends on whether or not the system's RAM is dual channelled.
While the central unit runs at 800MHz, since the GFX doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 1866MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU). Therefore, the max operating memory clock is 933MHz.
Its performance is considerably worse than Intel HD 4600 and only very slightly better than previous Radeon HD 7540D.
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 is one of the many variants of the fast-middle-class GeForce 8600 GT.
On this version, the GPU is equipped with 512MB of standard GDDR3. The architecture allows the use of 512MB, since the GPU's processing power is strong enough and the memory controller is up for the task of processing 512MB. Therefore, the performance is superior to the 256MB version and any other version of DDR2, including 1GB.
However, and due to its architecture limitations, modern demanding games will require reduced settings, even if they don't require more than 512MB of video ram. Very Demanding games like Metro 2033 are only playable at the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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