NX8600GT-TD512EZ/D2

Overview


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


Performances

  • Graphics Bus Technology: PCI Express
  • Core Clock (MHz): 540
  • Shader Clock (MHz): 1188
  • Memory Clock (MHz): 800
  • Memory Amount: 512MB
  • Memory Interface: 128-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 22.4
  • Fill Rate (Billion pixels/sec): 8.64
  • RAMDACs (MHz): 400

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• All Chipset specs are derived from Nvidia data sheet. For your reference only.


Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

MSI Graphics Card Driver
MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
  Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
 
MSI StarOSD
  StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.  
MSI Dual Core Center  
MSI GoodMem  
  Automatically release the system memory space, reduce the risk of system hang-up.  
MSI LockBox
  Instantly enter the data lock mode when you must leave your system for a while.
MSI WMIinfo
  Automatically list the detail system configuration, it helpful for engineering service people.
MSI VIVID
  Vivid brings the easiest way to optimize graphic quality. Colorize your vision when browsing digital photos!!! Sharpen characters edge!!! Enhance contrast when playing game!!!
MSI Live
  including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
MSI Secure DOC
E-Color
MediaRing
ShowShift
ThinSoft Be Twin
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Microsoft® DirectX

Product Accessories

MSI Reminds You...
• 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.

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Afterburner

Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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Live Update 5

This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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NVIDIA PhysX® Technology

Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
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MSI StarOSD, the best gaming utility

MSI StarOSD is a very helpful utility for the avid PC gamers. Users can easily access the StarOSD to adjust the contrast, brightness, overclocking and temperature according to each user’s individual preference. Note:Star OSD function that be used on different games has some difference cause the game different design.
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MSI Vivid Video Technology

MSI Vivid is an easy tool to enhance " image quality ". It can helps users to get better image quality in viewing " Digital photos, document & games " • Vivid brings the easiest way to optimize graphic quality. • Colorize your vision when browsing digital photos!!! • Sharpen characters edge!!! • Enhance contrast when playing game!!!
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MSI Dual CoreCell ASIC

MSI Dual CoreCell Technology Questing for a system which possesses ultimate multimedia performance and silent operation, MSI Dual CoreCell comes with the perfect signal purification ability, which is necessary for higher multimedia quality and system performance.
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NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology

NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is the world’s only C language environment that enables programmers and developers to write software to solve complex computational problems in a fraction of the time by tapping into the many-core parallel processing power of GPUs. With millions of CUDA™-capable GPUs already deployed, thousands of software programmers are already using the free CUDA™ software tools to accelerate applications—from video and audio encoding to oil and gas exploration, product design, medical imaging, and scientific research. Free download TMPGEnc 4.0 Express Free download badaboom media converter

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DOT Express (Dynamic Overclocking Technology Express)

MSI DOT Express Technology is the most advanced Dynamic Overclocking Technology Express enabling supreme overclocking, cooling and de-noise performance. It is an advanced overclocking engine, designed to deliver up to 10% extra performance and greatly enhances the synchronized GPU & DDR performance.

Brief Specifications

Graphics Engine GeForce 8600 GT
Interface PCI Express x16
Memory Type GDDR2
Memory Size(MB) 512
Memory Interface 128bit
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 540
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 800
Memory Bandwidth(GB/sec) 22.4
Texture Fill Rate(billion/sec) 8.64
DVI Output 1
D-SUB Output 1
HDMI-Output 1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor)
TV-Output 1 (via S-Video to Composite)
HDTV Support Y
HDCP Support optional
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
RAMDACs 400
DirectX Version Support 10.0
OpenGL Version Support 2.0
SLI Support Y

 

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

 

Awards

BIOS

Driver

Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
Description Driver Version:258.96
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
OS Win7 32, Vista 32
Download download File Size 131.95 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
Description Driver Version:258.96
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
OS Win7 64, Vista 64
Download download File Size 164.57 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
Description Driver Version:258.96
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 119.85 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
Description Driver Version:258.96
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
OS XP 64
Download download File Size 144.03 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 191.07
Description Driver Version: 191.07
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-02-02
OS Win7 32, Vista 32
Download download File Size 135.46 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 191.07
Description Driver Version: 191.07
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-02-02
OS Win7 64, Vista 64
Download download File Size 151.49 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 191.07
Description Driver Version: 191.07
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-02-02
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 118.89 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 185.85
Description Driver Version:185.85
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-06-04
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 111.31 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 185.85
Description Driver Version:185.85
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-06-04
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 124.08 MB
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MSI Graphics Driver 185.85
Description Driver Version:185.85
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-06-04
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 108.27 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 182.42
Description Driver Driver:182.42
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-04-08
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 246.73 MB
Note
MSI Graphics Driver 182.42
Description Driver Driver:182.42
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-04-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 118.55 MB
Note
MSI Graphic Card Driver 175.16
Description Driver Version: 175.16
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2008-07-21
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 66.9 MB
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MSI Graphic Card Driver 175.16
Description Driver Version: 175.16
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2008-07-21
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 77.3 MB
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MSI Graphic Card Driver 175.16
Description Driver Version: 175.16
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2008-07-21
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 77.51 MB
Note
MSI Graphic Card Driver 162.18
Description Driver Version: 162.8
Support OS: Windows XP/Vista 32/64bit
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2007-08-06
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 59.08 MB
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MSI Graphic Card Driver 162.18
Description Driver Version: 162.8
Support OS: Windows XP/Vista 32/64bit
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2007-08-06
OS Vista 64
Download download File Size 68.72 MB
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MSI Graphic Card Driver 162.18
Description Driver Version: 162.8
Support OS: Windows XP/Vista 32/64bit
Version
Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2007-08-06
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 71.63 MB
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Utility

Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
MSI Live Update 5
Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
• Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
Version 5.0.115
Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
Download download File Size 9.64 MB
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MSI Dual Core Center
Description • Key components status hardware monitor
• Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status
• D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
• Optimize System status define
• Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
• Auto speed up with system loading change
• 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
• Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
• If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
Version 2.0.6.8
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
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MSI Dual Core Center
Description • Key components status hardware monitor
• Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status
• D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
• Optimize System status define
• Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
• Auto speed up with system loading change
• 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
• Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
• If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
Version 2.0.6.8
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
Note
MSI Dual Core Center
Description • Key components status hardware monitor
• Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status
• D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
• Optimize System status define
• Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
• Auto speed up with system loading change
• 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
• Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
• If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
Version 2.0.6.8
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
OS Vista 64, Vista 32
Download download File Size 10.49 MB
Note
MSI StarOSD
Description MSI StarOSD is the easiest way to monitor system status, the fastest way to over clock graphic card, and the most attentive way to optimize display option while playing \"PC game\".
Version None
Type Utility Release Date 2006-11-07
OS XP 32, Win 2000
Download download File Size 2.22 MB
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MSI WMI Info
Description System Information Browser with Windows Management.
• Add hand cursor links
• Fix background color
Version 1.1.1.2
Type Utility Release Date 2004-04-19
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0.69 MB
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MSI GoodMem
Description GoodMEM is a program which helps you increase your physical system memory size , and monitors your memory usage.
Version 1.0
Type Utility Release Date 2003-09-04
OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
Download download File Size 0.14 MB
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Manual

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MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Lite English 1.41 MB download 2007-09-26

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