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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 FirePro V5700
Cyberpunk 2077 1514% 1087%
Hitman 3 2000% 1444%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1376% 986%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1329% 950%
FIFA 21 714% 499%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2171% 1570%
Far Cry 6 2236% 1617%
Genshin Impact 1514% 1087%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2214% 1602%
Battlefield 6 2000% 1444%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro V5700 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3.

The FirePro V5700 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the 8600 GT. This results in the FirePro V5700 providing 13.8 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 FirePro V5700 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8600 GT and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the FirePro V5700 providing 1.3 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 FirePro V5700 was released over a year more recently than the 8600 GT, and so the FirePro V5700 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 8600 GT.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 and the FirePro V5700 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FirePro V5700 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8600 GT, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro V5700 is marginally better than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 has 32 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro V5700 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the 8600 GT is 43 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro V5700 is 146. The FirePro V5700 having 103 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro V5700 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8600 GT.

The FirePro V5700 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8600 GT. This means that the FirePro V5700 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 requires 46 Watts to run and the FirePro V5700 requires 56 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8600 GT and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FirePro V5700. The FirePro V5700 requires 10 Watts more than the 8600 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the FirePro V5700 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 8600 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed540 MHzvs700 MHz
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ArchitectureTesla G84RV730
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2007vs08 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs320
Actual Shader Performance2%vs7%
Technology80nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate8.6 GTexel/svs22.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate4.3 GPixel/svs5.6 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power46 Wattsvs56 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 24 Ampsvs350 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs10.1
Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 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.
The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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