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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2760QM GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2562% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2189% 3197%
Cyberpunk 2077 3557% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2562% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1542% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3557% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3557% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3967% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2562% 3735%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 2% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 2760QM are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

The HD i7 2760QM was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the HD i7 2760QM 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.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i7 2760QM 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 i7 2760QM does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i7 2760QM.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date04 Sep 2011vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs16
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewHD i7 2760QM is a specific version of the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Intel Core i7-2760QM 4-Core 2.4GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 6 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 and the Turbo Boost technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 650MHz to 1300MHz.
Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on 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.
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