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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3 Fatal1ty Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 1313% 1437%
Hitman 3 1738% 1900%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1192% 1306%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1150% 1261%
FIFA 21 613% 676%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1888% 2063%
Far Cry 6 1944% 2124%
Genshin Impact 1313% 1437%
Battlefield 6 1738% 1900%
Resident Evil 8 1313% 1437%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3 Fatal1ty Edition.

The 8600 GT has a 290 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 510. This results in the 8600 GT providing 7.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The 8600 GT has a 290 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 510. This results in the 8600 GT providing 3.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Graphics 510 was released over three years more recently than the 8600 GT, and so the Graphics 510 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 8600 GT when running the latest games.

The 8600 GT has 256 MB video memory, but the Graphics 510 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 510 Desktop has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3 Fatal1ty Edition has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 510 is 101 and the actual shader performance of the 8600 GT is 51. The Graphics 510 having 50 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 510 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8600 GT.

The Graphics 510 transistor size technology is 66 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8600 GT. This means that the Graphics 510 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8600 GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 510 should consume less power than the 8600 GT.

The HD Graphics 510 Desktop requires 47 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3 Fatal1ty Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 510 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the 8600 GT. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs640 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT1Tesla G84
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs27.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs32
Actual Shader Performance5%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate2.8 GTexel/svs10.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate1.4 GPixel/svs5.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G4400 3.3GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Skylake Processors.

The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT1 which offers 12 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 1067MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the older Intel HD Graphics 4400.

System Suggestions
Intel HD Graphics 510 Desktop is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3 Fatal1ty Edition is a special edition of the GeForce 8600 GT. See the standard page for more information about it.
The new features include increases in the core and memory clocks that went from 540MHz to 640MHz and from 700MHz to 850MHz, respectively.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the standard edition.
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