On-board Memory

256MB GDDR3 1400MHz

On-board Function

Dual-link DVI Support
HDTV Support
TV-out + Dual DVI Connectors
Heat-Pipe Cooling Solution

Geforce 8600GT Chipset Features

  • HDMI with Audio Integration Solution (Optional)
    The NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 Series graphics card supports HDMI with audio integration solution. With a DVI-to-HDMI adapter and an extra signal cord through the bracket, audio source from sound card(S/PDIF) can be integrated into HDMI interface by simply plugging the cord into the pinhead located on graphics card. Only 1 single HDMI cable is required while streaming audio/video data to flat-panel display devices, such as Plasma/LCD TVs, or projector.

    *The shipping version DVI-to-HDMI adapter may differ.
  • NVIDIA CineFX 5.0 Shading Architecture
    • Microsoft Vista Features
    • Vertex shaders
    - Support for Microsoft DirectX 10.0 Vertex Shader 4.0
    - Encompass' Transform and Lighting
    - Displacement mapping
    - Geometry instancing
    • Pixel shades
    - Support for DirectX 10.0 Pixel Shader 4.0
    - Support for full pixel branching
    - Support for Multiple Render Targets (MRTs)
    - Infinite-length pixel programs
    • Next-generation texture engine
    • Full 128-bit studio-quality floating point precision through the entire rendering pipeline,with native hardware support for 32 bpp,64 bpp,and 128 bpp rendering modes.
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology
    Patented hardware and software technology allows two GPUs to run in parallel to scale performance
    • Scales performance on over 60 top PC games and applications
    • Support for NVIDIA nView multi-display for scalable performance across two displays.
  • API Support
    • Complete DirectX support,including the latest version of Microsoft DirectX 10.0 Shader
    Model 4.0
    • Full OpenGL support,including OpenGL 2.0
  • NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0 Technology
    • DVC color controls
    • DVC image sharpening controls
  • NVIDIA UltraShadow II Technology
    • Designed to enhance the performance of shadow-intensive games,like id Software's Doom 3
  • NVIDIA Intellisample 4.0 Technology
    • Advanced 16X anisotropic filtering (up to 128 taps)
    • Rotated-grid antialiasing for removing jagged edges for incredible edge quality
    • Support for advanced lossless compression algorithms for color, texture,and z-data at higher resolutions and frame retes
    • Fast z-clear
    • Support for normal map compression
    • New transparent supersampling and transparent multisampling antialiasing modes.
  • NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
    Patented hardware and software technology allows two GPUs to run in parallel to scale performance
    • Three dedicated video engines
    • MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD video playback up to 1920 X1080p resolution
    • H 264 hardware decode acceleration
    • Decryption supported for all standard HD Video formats-AES-128 CTR mode,AES-128 CBC
    mode,and AES-128 ECB mode.
    • Industry's most advanced video algorithms
    • Overlay color temperature correction
    • Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) support for multiple video windows with full video
    quality and features in each window
    • Integrated HDTV output.
  • 64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending
    • Full floating point is supported throughout entire pipeline
    • Floating point filtering improves the quality of images in motion
    • Floating point texturing drivers new levels of clarity and image detail
    • Floating point frame buffer blending gives detail to special effects like motion blur and explosions


  • Graphics Bus Technology: PCI Express
  • Core Clock (MHz): 540
  • Shader Clock (MHz): 1290
  • Memory Clock (MHz): 1400
  • Memory Amount: 256MB
  • Memory Interface: 128-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 22.4
  • Fill Rate (Billion pixels/sec): 8.64
  • RAMDACs (MHz): 400
  • Display Ouput:
    Dual link DVI
    support 2560x1600 60Hz
    Single link DVI
    support 1920x1200 60Hz
    support 2048x1536 75Hz
    Dual display
    support 2 DVI-I or S-video & DVI-I interface
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• All Chipset specs are derived from Nvidia data sheet. For your reference only.

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Product Accessories

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• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.


MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.


  • Graphics Processing Unit
    GeForce 8600 GT
  • Interface
    PCI Express x16
  • Core Clock Speed (MHz)
  • Memory Size (MB)
  • Memory Type
  • Memory Interface
  • Memory Clock Speed (MHz)
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
  • DVI Connectors
  • D-SUB Connectors
    1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor)
  • HDMI Connectors
    1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor)
  • HDCP Support
  • RAMDAC speed (MHz)
  • DirectX Version Support
  • OpenGL Version Support


The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.