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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon X1700 GeForce 8600M GS
Halo: Reach 1136% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 5245% 5169%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3791% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2300% 2266%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3791% 3735%
Doom Eternal 3245% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5245% 5169%
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 X1700.

The GeForce 8600M GS was released over a year more recently than the Mobility Radeon X1700, 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 X1700.

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 X1700, 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 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Mobility Radeon X1700, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is marginally better than the Mobility Radeon X1700.

The Mobility Radeon X1700 has 5 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Mobility Radeon X1700 is 2 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The GeForce 8600M GS having 8 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 X1700.

The GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility Radeon X1700.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed475 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV535G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2006vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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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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Recommended RAM--
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Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewATIís Mobility Radeon X1700 transforms your notebook PC into a high performance Windows Vista-Ready workstation/gaming platform and high quality mobile entertainment system. Featuring an ultra-threaded High Dynamic Range rendering 3D graphics engine, Mobility Radeon X1700 includes Avivo enhanced video and display technology, HD-DVD/H.264 playback support, and PowerPlay high performance-per-watt power management for longer battery life.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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