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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 5430 GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 1136% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 5245% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2300% 2266%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3791% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3791% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5245% 5169%
Doom Eternal 3245% 3197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5845% 5760%
FIFA 20 1973% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 3791% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are marginally better than the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5430.

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 Radeon HD 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, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the Radeon HD.

The Mobility Radeon HD 5430 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 20 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 10 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 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Radeon HD 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 should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Mobility Radeon HD 5430 requires 7 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The GeForce 8600M GS requires 11 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 Speed500 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Park LPG84M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date07 Jan 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.9
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1600x900
2
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1920x1080
1.2
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2560x1440
1
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
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 Units80vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power7 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewMobility Radeon HD 5430 is a entry-level GPU based on the 40nm, Terascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Parks LP 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 500MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 800MHz. It consumes no more than 7 Watt.
Its performance is extremely limited and not recommended for any of today's modern demanding games. Crysis 3 and other similar demanding games should be unplayable, even at the lowest 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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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