1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 256MB

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 April 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 6 - 5 Comments

NVIDIA's reference specifications for the GeForce 8500GT call for 16 stream processors, a 450MHz core clock, 900MHz shader clock, and a 400MHz memory clock. There are both 256MB and 512MB varieties for the GeForce 8500GT but the card we are exploring today only offers 128-bit DDR2 256MB memory. However, the card we are running today, a Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H, is slightly different. Rather than running the G86 core at 450MHz, it has been factory overclocked to 500MHz. This card is also completely fanless being cooled by a large copper heatsink. Some of the other features for the GV-NX85T256H and 8500GT in general include support for OpenGL 2.0, Scalable Link Interface (SLI), PureVideo HD, Dual-link DVI, and HDCP support.

Talking specifically about the Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H, running the length of the graphics card is an aluminum heatsink to passively cool the G86 core and GDDR2 memory. This heatsink is single-sided and does not use a heatpipe to assist in the cooling process. While not much for a Linux gamer, also included with the retail Gigabyte 8500GT graphics card is Down of War: Dark Crusade. However, with Cedega 6.0 this game may work under Linux.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  2. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  3. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
  4. Apotop Wi-Copy
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  2. Imagination Releases Full ISA Documentation For PowerVR Rogue GPUs
  3. Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel
  4. GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars
  5. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M3 Is Another Hearty Update
  6. GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support
  7. EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes
  8. Emacs 24.4 Has Built-In Web Browser, Improved Multi-Monitor Support
  9. NVIDIA's NVPTX Support For GCC Is Close To Being Merged
  10. KDE's KWin On Wayland Begins Using Libinput
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  2. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  3. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  6. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  7. Open-Source AMD Fusion E-350 Support Takes A Dive
  8. Upgrade to Kaveri, very slow VDPAU performance