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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 415M GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2575% 3735%
Halo: Reach 750% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 3575% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2575% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2200% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3575% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3988% 5760%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1550% 2266%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3575% 5169%
Need For Speed Heat 2575% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 415M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce GT 415M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the GeForce GT 415M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 8600M GS when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 415M 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 GT 415M has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 415M is marginally better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce GT 415M has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce GT 415M having 38 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 415M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce GT 415M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the GeForce GT 415M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 415M should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce GT 415M requires 12 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 6 Watts more than the GeForce GT 415M 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 GT 415M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-N11P-GVG84M
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
3.7
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1600x900
2.4
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1920x1080
1.6
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2560x1440
1.2
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs16
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power12 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-M330 2.13GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 415M is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108-N11P-GV which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 500MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 12W, it is suited for very small laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is on average with a desktop Radeon HD 5450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 415M.
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
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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