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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce G 102M GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 4453% 3735%
Halo: Reach 1347% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 6155% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4453% 3735%
Doom Eternal 3815% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6155% 5169%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 75% 48%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6857% 5760%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6155% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2709% 2266%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce G 102M.

The GeForce G 102M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the GeForce G 102M 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 GeForce G 102M 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 GeForce 8600M GS has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce G 102M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is slightly better than the GeForce G 102M.

Both the GeForce G 102M and the GeForce 8600M GS have 16 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce G 102M is 18 and by the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce G 102M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce G 102M transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the GeForce G 102M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce G 102M should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce G 102M requires 14 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 4 Watts more than the GeForce G 102M 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 GeForce G 102M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureMCP79XTG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date03 Mar 2009vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology65nmvs80nm
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 Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

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

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce G 102M is an entry-class level GPU of the 100M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2009.
Since it only supports DirectX up to 10, games that use DirectX 11 are not supported and unplayable.
With only a 64 bit Memory Bus and a maximum of 512MB dedicated video memory, the performance is quite low so even though it supports DirectX 10, demanding games that use it, will only be playable at low settings. The performance depends a lot on the memory type used, which can be either DDR2 or DDR3. Very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher 2 are certainly unplayable, even at the lowest settings and even demanding games like Crysis 2 and Skyrim V might be unplayable at low settings. Even less demanding, modern, games, like Sims 3, require reduced settings to run smoothly.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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