Average Bench: 2.79% (407th of 592)

Based on 1,211 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 0400 Model: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

Terrible average bench

The Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS averaged 97.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 8.11fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 10.4fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS is just 1.76%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 13.1fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 3.11fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,211 samples)
Min Avg Max
7 Lighting 8.11 9.2
6.8 Reflection 13.1 15.6
2.7 Parallax 3.11 3.46
1.93% 8.1 fps
Min Avg Max
0.92 MRender 10.4 13.8
5.6 Gravity 5.86 6.5
1.6 Splatting 8.99 10.7
3.43% 8.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 0438) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 8.3
Reflection 14.2
Parallax 3.1
2% 8.53 fps
MRender 13.1
Gravity 5.8
Splatting 10.1
4% 9.67 fps
Gainward(10B0 0401) 256MB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 8.15.11.8593
Lighting 8.2
Reflection 14.1
Parallax 3.3
2% 8.53 fps
MRender 13.3
Gravity 5.7
Splatting 9.6
4% 9.53 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3448) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 7.6
Reflection 13.8
Parallax 2.9
2% 8.1 fps
MRender 13.3
Gravity 5.7
Splatting 10
4% 9.67 fps
Asus(1043 8241) 256MB
Driver: nvd3dum.dll Ver. 8.15.11.8593
Lighting 7.7
Reflection 10
Parallax 3.3
2% 7 fps
MRender 13.1
Gravity 5.7
Splatting 9.6
4% 9.47 fps
MSI(1462 0950) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 341.74
Lighting 8.2
Reflection 14
Parallax 3.1
2% 8.43 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 5.7
Splatting 10.3
3% 8.3 fps
Gainward(10B0 0401) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 8.2
Reflection 14.1
Parallax 3.1
2% 8.47 fps
MRender 8.4
Gravity 5.7
Splatting 9.9
3% 8 fps
Nvidia(10DE 0438) 256MB
Ram: 256MB, Driver: 342.1
Lighting 7.9
Reflection 7.2
Parallax 3.1
2% 6.07 fps
MRender 1
Gravity 5.8
Splatting 1.6
1% 2.8 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,284,392 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Nvidia(10DE 0438) 17% 3% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8241) 16% 3% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 13% 3% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3448) 9% 3% ± 0%
MSI(1462 0891) 8% 3% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 C761) 6% 3% ± 1%
MSI(1462 0950) 6% 3% ± 0%
XFX(1682 2280) 4% 3% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 0401) 3% 3% ± 1%
MSI(1462 0892) 2% 3% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 C773) 2% 3% ± 1%
Device(107D 20B8) 2% 3% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0480) 2% 3% ± 0%
Device(105B 0F18) 1% 3% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 C765) 1% 3% ± 1%
POV(1ACC 843E) 1% 3% ± 0%
Device(107D 2A86) 1% 3% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 856E) 1% 2% ± 1%
XFX(1682 2289) 1% 3% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3444) 1% 2% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2025) 1% 3% ± 0%
Elitegroup(1019 1705) 0% 3% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 C768) 0% 3% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 8561) 0% 3% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 075E) 0% 3% ± 0%
Gainward(10B0 0801) 0% 2% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1025) 0% 3% ± 0%
BFG(19F1 0642) 0% 3% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 0843) 0% 3% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 C762) 0% 3% ± 0%
PNY(196E 0438) 0% 3% ± 0%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 3% ± 0%
Elitegroup(1019 1701) 0% 3% ± 0%
Device(107D 2A80) 0% 3% ± 0%
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 26%
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Workstation 15%
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