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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon X1600 GeForce 8600M GS
Cyberpunk 2077 4258% 3914%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3921% 3604%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 4375% 4022%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 6204% 5706%
eFootball PES 2021 2118% 1943%
Genshin Impact 4297% 3950%
FIFA 21 2118% 1943%
Death Stranding 4297% 3950%
Watch Dogs Legion 4141% 3807%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3791% 3484%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are very slightly better than the AMD Mobility Radeon X1600.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Mobility Radeon X1600, and so the GeForce 8600M GS is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Mobility Radeon X1600.

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 256 MB more video memory than the Mobility Radeon X1600, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 8600M GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 7.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Mobility Radeon X1600, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the Mobility Radeon X1600.

The Mobility Radeon X1600 has 5 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Mobility Radeon X1600 is 1 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 8600M GS having 9 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 Mobility Radeon X1600.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility Radeon X1600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV530G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2006vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed470 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth15GB/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 Units5vs16
Actual Shader Performance0%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)2048x1536vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX9.0cvs10
Shader Model3.0vs4.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewATI’s Mobility Radeon X1600 drives visual velocity into performance thin notebook PCs, delivering high performance 3D graphics, enhanced video playback quality, and extended battery life. A 90-nanometer process and hyper-efficient 3D architecture deliver supercharged graphics performance, enhanced by ultra-threaded operations and a new Ring-Bus memory controller. Lightning-fast GDDR3 memory boosts gaming performance, and full Direct X® 9 Shader Model 3.0 support enables astonishing effects and brings 3D games and applications to new levels of realism. Enhanced with ATI’s revolutionary ATI Avivo™ video display technology, ATI Mobility Radeon™ X1600 transforms your notebook into a superior home theater-quality mobile entertainment system. 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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