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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce Go 7900 GTX GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2542% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 3530% 5169%
Doom Eternal 2172% 3197%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2542% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1530% 2266%
Halo: Reach 740% 1119%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3530% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3530% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3937% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2542% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GTX are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Go 7900, 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 Go 7900.

The GeForce Go 7900 GTX 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 Go 7900 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the Go 7900 is slightly better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the Go 7900 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce Go 7900 GTX requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The Go 7900 requires 27 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Go 7900 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG71MG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2006vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed600 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth38.4GB/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 Power45 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX9vs10
Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce Go 7900 GTX is a high-end-class level GPU.
It can use up to 512MB 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 today's games, that use DirectX 9 (e.g. Sims 3, Anno 1404 and even Crysis) at the lowest settings.
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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