Select any two GPUs for comparison
VS

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 U470 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 5120% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 7071% 5169%
Doom Eternal 4388% 3197%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5120% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3120% 2266%
Halo: Reach 1559% 1119%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7071% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 7071% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7876% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 5120% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are significantly better than the Intel HD i5 U470.

The HD i5 U470 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the HD i5 U470 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 U470 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 U470 has 12 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 U470 is 5 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 8600M GS having 5 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8600M GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i5 U470.

The HD i5 U470 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 Dec 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%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-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD i5 U470 is a specific version of Intel GMA5700MHD which is built into the Intel Core i5 U470 mobile processor. 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
-
-
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
-
-

Title

Body