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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 FireGL V7600
Cyberpunk 2077 1514% 1423%
Hitman 3 2000% 1881%
Resident Evil 8 1514% 1423%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1376% 1293%
FIFA 21 714% 668%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2171% 2043%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1329% 1248%
Genshin Impact 1514% 1423%
Far Cry 6 2236% 2104%
The Medium 1914% 1800%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireGL V7600 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3.

The 8600 GT was released less than a year after the FireGL V7600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 and the FireGL V7600 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FireGL V7600 has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8600 GT, which means that the memory performance of the FireGL V7600 is slightly better than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 has 32 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V7600 has 240. However, the actual shader performance of the 8600 GT is 43 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V7600 is 94. The FireGL V7600 having 51 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FireGL V7600 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8600 GT.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 requires 46 Watts to run but there is no entry for the FireGL V7600. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8600 GT and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the FireGL V7600. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed540 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G84-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2007vs01 Jan 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
3.1
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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 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
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 Units32vs240
Actual Shader Performance2%vs5%
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 Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power46 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 24 Ampsvs350 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
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.
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. The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, and mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, 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.
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