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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce G 210M GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 3735% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 5169% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2266% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5169% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3735% 3735%
Doom Eternal 3197% 3197%
FIFA 20 1943% 1943%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5760% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 3735% 3735%
Halo: Reach 1119% 1119%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GeForce G 210M and the GeForce 8600M GS are equal.

The GeForce G 210M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the GeForce G 210M 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 210M 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 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce G 210M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the GeForce G 210M.

Both the GeForce G 210M 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 210M is 24 and by the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce G 210M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce G 210M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the GeForce G 210M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce G 210M should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce G 210M 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 210M 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 210M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218-N10M-GSG84M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2009vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.5 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power14 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce G 210M is an entry-class level GPU of the 200M Series released by NVIDIA in 2009/2010. The biggest hindrance it has is the fact that it only supports DirectX up to 10.1 so DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
It's based on the architecture 'GT218', same used on the entry GPUS of the desktop 200 Series. The performance is actually better than the desktop GeForce GT 210, thanks to the higher clock frequencies.
Demanding games like Crysis are only playable at the lowest settings while very demanding games are most likely, unplayable.
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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