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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9500M GeForce 8600M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 6875% 3950%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 6280% 3604%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6073% 3484%
FIFA 21 3419% 1943%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6073% 3484%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9900% 5706%
Watch Dogs Legion 6628% 3807%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 6505% 3735%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9715% 5599%
Genshin Impact 6875% 3950%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9500M.

The GeForce 9500M has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce 9500M was released less than a year after the GeForce 8600M GS, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 512 MB video memory, but the GeForce 9500M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce 9500M 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 but there is no entry for the GeForce 9500M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed-vs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
Architecture-G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2008vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory-vs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs700 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs22.4GB/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 Units-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs-
DVI Connections-vs1
HDMI Connections-vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewAlso known as GeForce 9500M GE
It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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