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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 4530 GeForce 8600M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 3943% 3914%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3631% 3604%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4052% 4022%
Genshin Impact 3979% 3950%
eFootball PES 2021 1958% 1943%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 5748% 5706%
Watch Dogs Legion 3835% 3807%
FIFA 21 1958% 1943%
Marvel's Avengers 3763% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3510% 3484%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are marginally better than the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4530.

The Radeon HD was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Radeon HD is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 8600M GS.

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 Mobility Radeon HD 4530 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 8600M GS has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is slightly better than the Radeon HD.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4530 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 26 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 16 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4530 requires 10 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 8 Watts more than the Radeon HD 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 Radeon HD.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV710G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date09 Jan 2009vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth11.2GB/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 Units80vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%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 Power10 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series graphics processors bring the power of desktop graphics to mobile users, setting a new standard for visual computing on-the-go. Redefine the way you play and push HD gaming to the extreme with best-in-class performance and performance/watt. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series delivers an immersive, life-like gaming experience with support for the latest Microsoft DirectX 10.1 games. Watch Blu-ray movies and play HD content with incredible visual fidelity1,2. Do it all with break-through energy efficiency with ATI PowerPlay power management technology for long battery life that doesn't compromise on performance.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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