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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9650M GS GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 756% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 3603% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1562% 2266%
Red Dead Redemption 2 2595% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2595% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3603% 5169%
Doom Eternal 2217% 3197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4018% 5760%
FIFA 20 1336% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 2595% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9650M GS are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 9650M 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 9650M 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 GeForce 9650M GS has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9650M GS is marginally better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 9650M GS has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9650M GS is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 9650M GS having 40 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9650M GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 9650M GS requires 29 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 9650M GS requires 11 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9650M 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 Speed625 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG84G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2008vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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 Connections-vs-
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections-vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 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--
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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA GeForce 9650M 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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