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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 GeForce 9480
Cyberpunk 2077 1514% 2676%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1376% 2439%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1329% 2357%
Hitman 3 2000% 3512%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2171% 3807%
FIFA 21 714% 1300%
Far Cry 6 2236% 3917%
Genshin Impact 1514% 2676%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2214% 3880%
Watch Dogs Legion 1457% 2578%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9480.

The GeForce 9480 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce 9480 was released over a year more recently than the 8600 GT, and so the GeForce 9480 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 8600 GT has 512 MB video memory, but the GeForce 9480 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The 8600 GT has 32 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce 9480 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 requires 46 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 9480. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8600 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed540 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G84-
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2007vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
2.2
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2560x1440
1.4
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3840x2160
0.9
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs-
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeGDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs-
Actual Shader Performance2%vs-
Technology80nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate8.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate4.3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power46 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 24 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs10
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

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.
This Graphics Card Does Not Exist but we leave it here to help others learn that it does not exist. It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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