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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 1GB GDDR2

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 1GB GDDR2.

The RTX 2080 Ti has a 810 MHz higher core clock speed and 256 more Texture Mapping Units than the 8600 GT. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 358.6 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 RTX 2080 Ti has a 810 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Render Output Units than the 8600 GT. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 114.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2080 Ti was released over three years more recently than the 8600 GT, and so the RTX 2080 Ti 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 RTX 2080 Ti has 10240 MB more video memory than the 8600 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 Ti has 603.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8600 GT, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is massively better than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI has 4352 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 1GB GDDR2 has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is 7116 and the actual shader performance of the 8600 GT is 43. The RTX 2080 Ti having 7073 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8600 GT.

The RTX 2080 Ti transistor size technology is 68 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8600 GT. This means that the RTX 2080 Ti is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI requires 260 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 1GB GDDR2. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080 Ti.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1350 MHzvs540 MHz
Boost Clock1635 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTuring TU102-300A-K1-A1Tesla G84
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth616GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 6144 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 Units4352vs32
Actual Shader Performance100%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units272vs16
Texture Rate367.2 GTexel/svs8.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs8
Pixel Rate118.8 GPixel/svs4.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power260 Watts-
Recommended PSU650 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL-vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1024x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the top RTX 20 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed TU102 which has 4352 Shader Processing Units, 272 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1350MHz and goes up to 1545MHz in Boost mode. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 285W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.GeForce 8600 GT Inno3D 1GB 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 1GB GDDR2 is not powerful enough to use 1GB of video memory due to the small bandwidth, which results from the slow GDDR2.
Recommended CPU-AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
AMD Phenom II X2 550
Intel Xeon Processor E5335
AMD Athlon 5350
AMD Opteron 1356
Possible GPU Upgrades-GeForce 9200
Radeon 9100
Radeon HD 2100
Radeon X300 Series
GeForce 7500 LE
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