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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600M GS Mobility Radeon X1800
Red Dead Redemption 2 3735% 3363%
Doom Eternal 3197% 2877%
Cyberpunk 2077 5169% 4657%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3735% 3363%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2266% 2036%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5169% 4657%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 5169% 4657%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5760% 5191%
Need For Speed Heat 3735% 3363%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 48% 33%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Mobility Radeon X1800 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Mobility Radeon X1800, 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 Radeon X1800.

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 X1800, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Mobility Radeon X1800 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the Mobility Radeon X1800 is marginally better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Mobility Radeon X1800 has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10 and the actual shader performance of the Mobility Radeon X1800 is 2. The GeForce 8600M GS having 8 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Mobility Radeon X1800 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility Radeon X1800.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Mar 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs8
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections-vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections-vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL2.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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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.
ATI?s Mobility Radeon? X1800 is one of the world?s most powerful mobile graphics technologies for gaming enthusiasts and performance notebook PCs, combining top 3D graphics performance, high quality video playback, and exceptional image quality. A 90-nanometer process GPU adds visual velocity to a new hyper-efficient 3D architecture featuring ultra-threaded operation, high bandwidth GDDR3 RAM, and a new ring-bus memory controller. Full DirectX? 9 Shader Model 3.0 support renders lifelike 3D characters and scenes and enables incredible visual effects for gaming. Enhanced with ATI?s revolutionary ATI Avivo? visual quality and high-definition video playback, Mobility Radeon X1800 technology transforms your notebook into a home theater-quality mobile entertainment system.
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