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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 M560 GeForce 8600M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 6376% 5169%
Halo: Reach 1398% 1119%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4614% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4614% 3735%
Doom Eternal 3953% 3197%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2807% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6376% 5169%
FIFA 20 2411% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 4614% 3735%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7103% 5760%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are noticeably better than the Intel HD i5 M560.

The HD i5 M560 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the HD i5 M560 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.

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 8600M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i5 M560 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 M560 has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 M560 is 15 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The HD i5 M560 having 5 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i5 M560 requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The HD i5 M560 requires 17 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i5 M560 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureArrandaleG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Sep 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth17.1GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs-
DVI Connections-vs1
HDMI Connections-vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 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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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i5 M560 is specific version of Intel HD 3000 graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i5 M560' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Crysis 2 on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.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.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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