We learned that the upcoming GeForce 8600 series based on G84 core has 32 stream processors while GeForce 8500/8400/8300 series based on G86 core has 16 stream processors. G84 contains 289M transistors while G86 contains 210M transistors, both on 80nm TSMC process. 8600 GTS is clocked at 675MHz core, 2GHz GDDR3 memories and 1.45GHz for the shaders. 8600 GT is clocked at 540MHz core, 1.4GHz GDDR3 memories and 1.15-1.18GHz for the shaders. 8500 GT is clocked at 450MHz core, 800MHz GDDR2 memories and 900MHz for shaders. G84 and G86 feature BSP engine and a new video processor, a dedicated hardware and circuitry for high definition video decoding while G80 series including the upcoming 8800 Ultra has no BSP engine and features an older video processor. Although there is no separate clocks for 2D/3D but there is an internal thermal throttling circuitry when the core runs too hot.

We learned that the upcoming GeForce 8600 series based on G84 core has 32 stream processors while GeForce 8500/8400/8300 series based on G86 core has 16 stream processors. G84 contains 289M transistors while G86 contains 210M transistors, both on 80nm TSMC process. 8600 GTS is clocked at 675MHz core, 2GHz GDDR3 memories and 1.45GHz for the shaders. 8600 GT is clocked at 540MHz core, 1.4GHz GDDR3 memories and 1.15-1.18GHz for the shaders. 8500 GT is clocked at 450MHz core, 800MHz GDDR2 memories and 900MHz for shaders. G84 and G86 feature BSP engine and a new video processor, a dedicated hardware and circuitry for high definition video decoding while G80 series including the upcoming 8800 Ultra has no BSP engine and features an older video processor. Although there is no separate clocks for 2D/3D but there is an internal thermal throttling circuitry when the core runs too hot.