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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 540v GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 4321% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 5974% 5169%
Doom Eternal 3702% 3197%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2627% 2266%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4321% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5974% 5169%
FIFA 20 2255% 1943%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6656% 5760%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 5974% 5169%
Need For Speed Heat 4321% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are very slightly better than the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 540v.

The Radeon HD was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Radeon HD 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 Mobility Radeon HD 540v 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 Radeon HD, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the Radeon HD.

The Mobility Radeon HD 540v has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 29 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 19 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 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Radeon HD is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Mobility Radeon HD 540v requires 13 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 5 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 Speed550 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureM92G84M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date05 May 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology55nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power13 Wattsvs18 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron U3400-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewMobility Radeon HD 540v is an entry-level GPU based on the 55nm, Terascale 1 architecture and therefore not related to other Mobility HD 5000 Series GPUs.
It's based on the M92 Core and offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on 64-bit memory interface of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 800MHz. It consumes no more than 13 Watt.
Benchmarks indicate modern demanding games of 2007-2010, such as Crysis, BF2 and Metro 2033 were only playable at low settings smoothly, using a 1024x768 resolution. Therefore, today's modern demanding games should be playable on the low preset, using a 1024x768 resolution and extremely demanding modern games such as Crysis 3 might be unplayable.
As based on the Terascale 1 architecture, DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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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