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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 2700 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2708% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 3758% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1632% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3758% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2708% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2315% 3197%
FIFA 20 1396% 1943%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4191% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2708% 3735%
Halo: Reach 792% 1119%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2700 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

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

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 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. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 8600M GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Mobility Radeon HD 2700 and the GeForce 8600M GS are the same, which means the Radeon HD and the GeForce 8600M GS have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Mobility Radeon HD 2700 has 120 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 78 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 68 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 Speed650 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV630G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Dec 2007vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/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 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--
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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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