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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon X2500 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 4947% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 6834% 5169%
Doom Eternal 4240% 3197%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4947% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3013% 2266%
Halo: Reach 1504% 1119%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6834% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6834% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7612% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 4947% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are noticeably better than the AMD Mobility Radeon X2500.

Both the Mobility Radeon X2500 and the GeForce 8600M GS were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 256 MB more video memory than the Mobility Radeon X2500, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 8600M GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Mobility Radeon X2500, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the Mobility Radeon X2500.

The Mobility Radeon X2500 has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Mobility Radeon X2500 is 4 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 8600M GS having 6 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8600M GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Mobility Radeon X2500.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility Radeon X2500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed460 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureM66G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

Max Power-18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs10
Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewMobility Radeon X2500 is technically the successor to Mobility Radeon X1600 and offers 12 Shading Units but its performance is lower due to the slower memory type.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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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