3Digest: May 2007
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (720/2200 MHz)
This GPU is represented by the reference card GeForce 8600 GTS PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (720/2200 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS GPU, 720/1450 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel processors: -
- Vertex processors: -
- Unified processors: 32
- Texture processors: 16
- ROPs: 16
- 256MB DDR3 SGRAM in 10 Samsung BGA chips. 1100 (2200) MHz peak clock rate.
- 128-bit bus;
By the end of the month the product costs about $250, supports DirectX 10.
This new product from NVIDIA supports all innovations, including DX10 shaders.
1.0ns fetch corresponds to 1000 (2000) MHz clock rate, but memory works at 1100 (2200) MHz.
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On May 15, 2007 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 160.02 (all series) for Windows XP.