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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8240 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2562% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2189% 3197%
Cyberpunk 2077 3557% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2562% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1542% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3557% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3557% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3967% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2562% 3735%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 2% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8240 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 8240 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Radeon HD 8240 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 8240 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 8240 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8240 is 33 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD 8240 having 23 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8240 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 8240 transistor size technology is 52 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Radeon HD 8240 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 8240 should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 8240 requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 3 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8240 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 8240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKalindiG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2013vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs16
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Technology28nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.6 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

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

Max Power15 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8240 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 667MHz, on a 128-bit memory interface, whereas the memory bandwidth and performance will depend heavily on the laptop configuration.
The codenamed Kalindi Core offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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