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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 4650 GeForce 8600M GS
Doom Eternal 2695% 3807%
Half-Life: Alyx 4054% 5706%
Cyberpunk 2077 3669% 5169%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 2541% 3592%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4092% 5760%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 2541% 3592%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3669% 5169%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 2541% 3592%
Minecraft RTX 4823% 6782%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 2444% 3456%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4650 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

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 4650 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 Radeon HD has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD is marginally better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4650 has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 104 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 94 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4650 requires 20 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The Radeon HD requires 2 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 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-
ArchitectureRV730G84M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date09 Jan 2009vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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 Units320vs16
Actual Shader Performance5%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 Power20 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

Performance Value

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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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