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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600M GS Quadro FX 2500M
Halo: Reach 1119% 740%
Cyberpunk 2077 5169% 3530%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3735% 2542%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2266% 1530%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3735% 2542%
Doom Eternal 3197% 2172%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5169% 3530%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5760% 3937%
FIFA 20 1943% 1307%
Need For Speed Heat 3735% 2542%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 2500M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 2500M, 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 Quadro FX 2500M.

The Quadro FX 2500M has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8600M GS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 2500M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 2500M has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 2500M is slightly better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 2500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 2500M requires 45 Watts. The Quadro FX 2500M requires 27 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 2500M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG84MG71GLM
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs29 Sep 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs600 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs38.4GB/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 Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
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)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections-vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Wattsvs45 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs9.0c
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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 Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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