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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition GeForce GT 620
Halo: Reach 871% 423%
Cyberpunk 2077 4100% 2162%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2957% 1546%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1786% 915%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2957% 1546%
Doom Eternal 2529% 1315%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4100% 2162%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4571% 2415%
FIFA 20 1529% 777%
Need For Speed Heat 2957% 1546%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 620 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition.

The GeForce GT 620 has a 240 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the 8500 GT. This results in the GeForce GT 620 providing 7.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 620 has a 240 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8500 GT and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GT 620 providing 1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 620 was released over three years more recently than the 8500 GT, and so the GeForce GT 620 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 8500 GT when running the latest games.

The GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition and the GeForce GT 620 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GT 620 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8500 GT, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 620 is marginally better than the 8500 GT.

The GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 620 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the 8500 GT is 18 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 620 is 134. The GeForce GT 620 having 116 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 620 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8500 GT.

The GeForce GT 620 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8500 GT. This means that the GeForce GT 620 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8500 GT.

The GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 620 requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8500 GT and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 620. The GeForce GT 620 requires 19 Watts more than the 8500 GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 620 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 8500 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G86Fermi GF108-100-KB-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2007vs15 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs96
Actual Shader Performance1%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate3.7 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHzvsIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM3 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce 8500 GT. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The new features include a small OC on the core-clock that went from 450MHz to 460MHz. The video memory size was increased to 1GB but that may prove useless, since high video memory usages results from gaming at extreme resolutions and using techniques like AA, MSAA. Due to its architecture limitations (in the core G86) GeForce 8500 GT Inno3D 1GB Edition is not powerful enough to process that much information.
The performance boost is very reduced and so Very Demanding games will require very reduced settings while modern, demanding games will run fluently from low to medium settings.
GeForce GT 620 is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU codenamed Fermi GF108-100-KB-A1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 700MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 49W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance is somewhat better than Radeon HD 7470.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 620.
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