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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 3450 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 5591% 3735%
Halo: Reach 1709% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 7719% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5591% 3735%
Doom Eternal 4794% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7719% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8597% 5760%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3411% 2266%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 7719% 5169%
Need For Speed Heat 5591% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are significantly better than the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3450.

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 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 3450 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 20 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 10 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 3450 requires 12 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 6 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-
ArchitectureRV620G84M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date07 Jan 2008vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 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 Units40vs16
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 Power12 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
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 ReviewThe ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 Series of discrete graphics allow you to experience the power of HD with graphics processing designed for how you work and play. Advance to the next generation of HD game performance and lifelike realism thanks to Microsoft DirectX 10.1 capabilities and PCI Express 2.0 support for fast throughput and superior overall system performance. Watch the latest Blu-ray and HD-DVD videos in full-HD 1080p image resolution off your graphics processor and reduce demands on your CPU. Enjoy breakthrough energy efficiency with superb performance-per-watt delivering exceptional battery life.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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