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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 U430 GeForce 8600M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 5363% 3914%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4941% 3604%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5510% 4022%
Genshin Impact 5412% 3950%
eFootball PES 2021 2680% 1943%
Marvel's Avengers 5120% 3735%
Watch Dogs Legion 5217% 3807%
FIFA 21 2680% 1943%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 7802% 5706%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4778% 3484%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are significantly better than the Intel HD i5 U430.

The HD i5 U430 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the HD i5 U430 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 8600M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i5 U430 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the HD i5 U430 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 U430 requires 18 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed166 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureArrandaleG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 May 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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 Units-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
Comparison

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 Power18 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

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD i5 U430 is the graphics card which is built into the Intel core i5 U430 mobile processor. this card can handle most of the latest games like, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Battlefield 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the lowest settings on a pretty good frame rate. Overall a great card. A perfect fit for a non-hardcore gamer.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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GPU Variants
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