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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 2000 Mobile GeForce 8600M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 6433% 5169%
Halo: Reach 1411% 1119%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4656% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4656% 3735%
Doom Eternal 3989% 3197%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2833% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6433% 5169%
FIFA 20 2433% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 4656% 3735%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7167% 5760%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are noticeably better than the Intel HD Graphics 2000 Mobile.

The Graphics 2000 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Graphics 2000 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 8600M GS when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the Graphics 2000 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 2000 Mobile has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 2000 is 63 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Graphics 2000 having 53 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Graphics 2000 transistor size technology is 48 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Graphics 2000 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 2000 should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Graphics 2000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2011vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs16
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics 2000 Mobile comes integrated on Sandy Bridge based Mobile CPUs (not Core i7, i5) but Pentium and Celeron Processors.
Its memory bandwidth depends on the system it's installed, on whether or not the memory is dual-channelled and the core-speed depends on the CPU it's embedded. Therefore, it's safe to say its performance varies from system to system but overall it's limited and considerably behind Intel HD Graphics 3000 Mobile meaning most modern games are unplayable or only playable at the lowest settings.
GeForce 8600M GS is a middle class level GPU part of the 8000M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2007.
Very demanding games (e.g. Metro 2033, The Witcher 2) are most certainly unplayable and demanding games (e.g. Crysis 2, Skyrim V) might only be playable on the lowest settings. Moderate and less demanding games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops, should be playable smoothly at Medium settings.
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