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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9500M GS GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 1233% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 5665% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2488% 2266%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4096% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4096% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5665% 5169%
Doom Eternal 3508% 3197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6312% 5760%
FIFA 20 2135% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 4096% 3735%

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

The GeForce 9500M GS 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 9500M GS and the GeForce 8600M GS have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce 9500M GS and the GeForce 8600M GS are the same, which means the GeForce 9500M GS and the GeForce 8600M GS have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce 9500M GS has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9500M GS is 38 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 9500M GS having 28 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 9500M GS requires 20 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 9500M GS requires 2 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9500M GS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed475 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG84G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2008vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs16
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Technology80nmvs80nm
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 Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power20 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

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

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS GPUs, deliver the ultimate balance between mobility and performance for astounding PureVideo HD technology playback capabilities combined with 3D features to enable visually-intense applications and games.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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