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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600M GS Mobility Radeon X700
Red Dead Redemption 2 3735% 3681%
Cyberpunk 2077 5169% 5094%
Doom Eternal 3197% 3151%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2266% 2232%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3735% 3681%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5169% 5094%
FIFA 20 1943% 1914%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5760% 5677%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 5169% 5094%
Need For Speed Heat 3735% 3681%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Mobility Radeon X700 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Mobility Radeon X700, 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 X700.

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 Radeon X700, 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 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Mobility Radeon X700, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is slightly better than the Mobility Radeon X700.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Mobility Radeon X700 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10 and the actual shader performance of the Mobility Radeon X700 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 marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Mobility Radeon X700.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility Radeon X700.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs6
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 Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL2.1vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
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