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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce Go 7800 GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 1026% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 4768% 5169%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3443% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2085% 2266%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3443% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2946% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4768% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5314% 5760%
FIFA 20 1787% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 3443% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the GeForce Go 7800, 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 GeForce Go 7800.

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 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce Go 7800, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce Go 7800 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce Go 7800 is slightly better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the GeForce Go 7800 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce Go 7800 requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce Go 7800 requires 17 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce Go 7800 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG70MG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2006vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed550 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth35.2GB/secvs22.4GB/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-
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GPU Outputs

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

Max Power35 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX9vs10
Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce Go 7800 is a fast middle-class level GPU.
It can use up to 256MB of dedicated video memory, and it's only available with a DDR3 memory type + a 256 bits Memory Bus Width.
Due to its features and unlike the previous GeForce Go models, it should be able to play all old games (before 2006) smoothly at the highest settings but it might not be good enough to play of today's games at the lowest settings, due to the limited memory size and DirectX support.
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.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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