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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Mobility Radeon HD 4270 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 5197% 3735%
Cyberpunk 2077 7177% 5169%
Doom Eternal 4454% 3197%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 3167% 2266%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5197% 3735%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7177% 5169%
FIFA 20 2722% 1943%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7994% 5760%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 7177% 5169%
Need For Speed Heat 5197% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are significantly better than the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4270.

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

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 Mobility Radeon HD 4270 and the GeForce 8600M GS have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is slightly better than the Radeon HD.

The Mobility Radeon HD 4270 has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD is 24 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD having 14 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed590 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureRV620G84M
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed-vs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs22.4GB/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 Units40vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%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 Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL2.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewMobility Radeon HD 4270 is an entry-class GPU part of the Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series released from 2009 to 2010.
It uses shared memory so the performance is very very limited and not recommended for even the casual gamers since only old games (before 2005) will run smoothly at decent settings. Today's games are most likely unplayable.
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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