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Download File Size: 77 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, XP Media Center Edition
Latest Version / Release Date: 182.08 / 03 Mar 2009
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT is a graphics card that replaced the Ge Force 7600 and offers higher performance while supporting Direct X 10. However, the Direct X 10 supported by this graphics card is not very effective even with new driver optimizations due to problems in delivering a sufficient frame rate. This card runs better on DirectX 9 and at lower resolution than its current 1280 x 1024. Nevertheless, the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT has a higher texture filtrate than its predecessors with a 22.4 GB/s memory bandwidth. It uses a PCI Express x16 interface with a memory bus width of 128 bits. The card has a 256 MB GDDR3 memory with a memory speed of 700 GHz or 1.4 GHz DDR. DVI support is enabled with this appliance using a one dual-linked DVI which is integrated into the GPU.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Nvidia GeForce 8600GT has a core clock speed of 540 MHz and a shader clock speed of 1190 MHz with a fill rate of 8640. The manufacturing process value for card is 0.08 micron with a transistor count of 289 million. The Nvidia GeForce 8600GT supports high levels of graphic realism and introduces a new 2nd generation high performance HD processor. The appliance utilizes fourth generation architecture for its GPU and gives users good performance, with a 3D graphical user interface. The product has a completely unified shader core which allows processing power to vertex geometry and physics to give users up to twice the performance of prior models. The latest driver is recommended for high performance 3D applications and gives added support for Nvidia GeForce 8600GT and several new gaming platforms. The driver is a WHQL for GeForce 6-9 as well as 200series desktop GPUs. The driver also automatically installs version 9.09.0203 of PhysX software. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Nvidia GeForce 8600GT errors before installing any driver updates.