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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8250 GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 729% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 3485% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1510% 2266%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2510% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2510% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3485% 5169%
Doom Eternal 2144% 3197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3888% 5760%
FIFA 20 1290% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 2510% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8250 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 8250 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Radeon HD 8250 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.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8250 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8250 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8250 is 33 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD 8250 having 23 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 8250 transistor size technology is 52 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Radeon HD 8250 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 8250 should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 8250 requires 8 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 10 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8250 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 8600M GS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8250.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKalindi LPG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date23 May 2013vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth17.1GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs16
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power8 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8250 is an integrated graphics card on some of the Kabini APUs.
It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and shares the main system memory of up to 533MHz, on a 128-bit memory interface, whereas the memory bandwidth and performance will depend heavily on the laptop configuration.
The codenamed Kalindi LP Core offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs and comes optimized for low power consumption. The card has the Boost Clock feature of up to 400MHz and runs at 300MHz under non-gaming environments. Thus its performance is at times worse than its next-in-series Radeon HD 8240 but its power consumption is lower, on average.
Assuming the best combination possible, expect performance similar to an Intel HD 3000 and never below an Intel HD 2500. Thus, the card is only suited for modest 3D games and titles like BF4, AC4 and CoD: Ghosts are unplayable.
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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