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Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB

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How well can the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB run games
14 Jun 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 10 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 1609% more powerful and can run 773 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which has 1294% better performance and can run 675 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
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The GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB is released on 01 Apr 2007

GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB
GPU
Architecture
Tesla G84
Process
80nm
TMUs
16
Texture Rate
11 GTexel/s
ROPs
8
Pixel Rate
5 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
32
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 10.0
Shader
4.0
Open GL
3.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
256 MB
Memory Speed
1000 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bandwidth
32GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
675 MHz
Power
Max Power
75 Watts
PSU
350 Watt & 24 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
3 GB
Best Resolution
1280 x 720
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce 8600 GTS is a fast-middle-class GFX based on the 80nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G84 Core and offers 32 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 675MHz and the memory clock operates 1000MHz. It will consume no more than 75 Watt.
It's therefore a further clocked GeForce 8600 GT and should be significantly faster.
This GPU is only suited for a 1024x768 (or less) resolution. Today's games will run at medium settings although extremely demanding games might not run at all. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease drastically, as the resolution increases.


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GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
1476%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Battlefield 2042 700% 1682%
Forza Horizon 5 215% 979%
Far Cry 6 1112% 1882%
Battlefield 6 700% 1682%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 1270% 2124%
Resident Evil 8 796% 1682%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1112% 1827%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 530% 1197%
Elden Ring 603% 1102%
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora 385% 1270%
GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB Extras
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