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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600M GS Mobility FireGL V3200
Halo: Reach 1119% 1504%
Cyberpunk 2077 5169% 6834%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2266% 3013%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3735% 4947%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3735% 4947%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5169% 6834%
Doom Eternal 3197% 4240%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5760% 7612%
FIFA 20 1943% 2589%
Need For Speed Heat 3735% 4947%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are noticeably better than the AMD Mobility FireGL V3200.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Mobility FireGL V3200, and so the GeForce 8600M GS is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Mobility FireGL V3200.

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 384 MB more video memory than the Mobility FireGL V3200, 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 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Mobility FireGL V3200, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is slightly better than the Mobility FireGL V3200.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Mobility FireGL V3200 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10 and the actual shader performance of the Mobility FireGL V3200 is 1. The GeForce 8600M GS having 9 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8600M GS delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Mobility FireGL V3200.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility FireGL V3200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG84MM24GL
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Dec 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs-
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 Units16vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology80nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections-vs0
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0b
Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL2.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 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.
The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision[citation needed], with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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