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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2670QM GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 1150% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 5304% 5169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2326% 2266%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3834% 3735%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3834% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5304% 5169%
Doom Eternal 3282% 3197%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5911% 5760%
FIFA 20 1996% 1943%
Need For Speed Heat 3834% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are marginally better than the Intel HD i7 2670QM.

The HD i7 2670QM was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the HD i7 2670QM 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 i7 2670QM 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 2670QM 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 2670QM.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeG84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date12 Nov 2011vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/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 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)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL-vs2.1
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 ReviewHD i7 2670QM is a specific version of the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Intel Core i7-2670QM 4-Core 2.2GHz'. 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 and DDR3-1333 and the Turbo Boost technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 650MHz to 1100MHz. <r> 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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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