NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
3.5/5 from 20 reviews.
- Type: Integrated Video Card
- Technologies: NVIDIA PureVideo, NVIDIA PowerMizer
- Memory: 512 MB
- Memory Type: GDDR3, GDDR2
- Additional Features: DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Description:The Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS graphics processing unit (GPU) features NVIDIA PureVideo technology for unmatched video solutions and high definition video performance. This graphic processing unit from Nvidia has an extended battery life due to NVIDIA PowerMizer technology, which eliminates wasted power and delivers a power management solution. It features 512 MB maximum memory, a 128 bit memory interface, and up to 32 stream processors. The Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS graphics processing unit supports high dynamic range lighting and Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, and is designed to support the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
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GPUs or graphics processing units are also popularly known as visual processing units or VPUs. The term GPU was actually popularized in 1999 by Nvidia, today’s leading manufacturer of graphics processing units. It was also Nvidia who first marketed the so-called world’s first GPU, which was called the Nvidia GeForce 256. GPUs are used to accelerate the capacity of your PC system to build images. GPUs are mostly used in PCs, game consoles, embedded systems, workstations, and more.