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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600M GT 512MB Quadro FX 1600M
Red Dead Redemption 2 2992% 1954%
Doom Eternal 2559% 1666%
Cyberpunk 2077 4149% 2721%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2992% 1954%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1808% 1167%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4149% 2721%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 4149% 2721%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4625% 3038%
Need For Speed Heat 2992% 1954%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 19% 21%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT 512MB.

Both the GeForce 8600M GT 512MB and the Quadro FX 1600M were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The GeForce 8600M GT 512MB and the Quadro FX 1600M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 1600M has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8600M GT, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1600M is marginally better than the 8600M GT.

The 8600M GT has 32 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600M GT 512MB requires 20 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 30 Watts more than the 8600M GT to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 1600M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the 8600M GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed475 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG84MG84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units32vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Technology80nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-
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GPU Outputs

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

Max Power20 Wattsvs50 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX10vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8600M GT 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.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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