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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Haswell) GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2436% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2080% 3197%
Cyberpunk 2077 3383% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2436% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1464% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3383% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3383% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3774% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2436% 3735%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 2% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Haswell) are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

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

The HD Graphics Mobile (Haswell) has 10 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Mobile is 49 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Graphics Mobile having 39 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics Mobile delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Graphics Mobile transistor size technology is 58 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Graphics Mobile is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics Mobile should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The HD Graphics Mobile (Haswell) requires 4 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 14 Watts more than the Graphics Mobile 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 Graphics Mobile.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock1000 MHzvs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2013vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units10vs16
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate0.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
Pixel Rate0.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power4 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Mobile (Haswell) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Haswell Mobile processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Mobile (Haswell) perform slightly above Intel HD 3000 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while some aren't even playable.
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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