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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6450M GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2510% 3735%
Halo: Reach 729% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 3485% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2510% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2144% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3485% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3888% 5760%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1510% 2266%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3485% 5169%
Need For Speed Heat 2510% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6450M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 6450M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Radeon HD 6450M 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 Radeon HD 6450M has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8600M GS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6450M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the Radeon HD 6450M.

The Radeon HD 6450M has 160 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6450M is 48 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD 6450M having 38 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 6450M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Radeon HD 6450M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 6450M should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 6450M requires 11 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 7 Watts more than the Radeon HD 6450M 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 6450M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Seymour PROG84M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date04 Jan 2011vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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 Units160vs16
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power11 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
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 Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6450M is an entry-level GPU based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Caicos Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6450) and offers 160 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. Its central clock runs at up to 600MHz and the memory clock operates at 800MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 6470M, it should perform considerably worse due to being heavily underclocked.
Using a 720p resolution, almost all of today's games are only playable at low settings but with fluent frame rates (30+).
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
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GPU Variants
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