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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2555% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 3548% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1538% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3548% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2555% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2183% 3197%
FIFA 20 1314% 1943%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3957% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2555% 3735%
Halo: Reach 744% 1119%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released less than a year after the Radeon HD, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 256 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon HD has superior memory performance.

The Radeon HD has 1.6 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 2600 XT has 120 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 82 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 72 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 GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed680 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV630G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date14 May 2007vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed750 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth24GB/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 Units120vs16
Actual Shader Performance4%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 Power-18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 series products feature ATI Avivo HD with Unified Video Decoder (UVD) technology to deliver outstanding Blu-raydisc playback1,2. This generation of ATI Mobility Radeon graphics unlock the spectacular gaming visuals and dynamics defined by Windows Vista and Microsoft DirectX 10 for The Ultimate Visual Experience. And with ATI PowerPlay 7.0 power management technology3, power consumption is reduced for long battery life and optimized performance-per-watt operation. The mid-range and performance level GPUs are the first graphics products in the industry to use an energy-efficient 65 nm process technology to achieve passive cooling and lower power consumption.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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GPU Variants
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