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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 610M v3 GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 700% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 3359% 5169%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2418% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1453% 2266%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2418% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3359% 5169%
Doom Eternal 2065% 3197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3747% 5760%
FIFA 20 1241% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 2418% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 610M v3 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 610M v3 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the GeForce 610M v3 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 8600M GS when running the latest games.

The GeForce 610M v3 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. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 610M v3, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the GeForce 610M v3.

The GeForce 610M v3 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 610M v3 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 610M v3 having 50 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 610M v3 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 610M v3 transistor size technology is 52 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the GeForce 610M v3 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 610M v3 should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 610M v3 requires 12 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 6 Watts more than the GeForce 610M v3 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 8600M GS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 610M v3.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF117G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2011vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
3.8
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1600x900
2.5
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1920x1080
1.6
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2560x1440
1.2
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs16
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Technology28nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power12 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2310M 2.1GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 610M v3 is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm Technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF117 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 625MHz. Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 12W, it is suited for small laptops.

Performance
Of all the GeForce 610M variants, this one is the slowest but also the one that consumes less energy and heats less, as it is built using a 28nm technology.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly below GeForce GT 520M v2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 610M v3.
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
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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