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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8700M GT 256MB GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 2542% 3735%
Doom Eternal 2172% 3197%
Cyberpunk 2077 3530% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2542% 3735%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1530% 2266%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3530% 5169%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3530% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3937% 5760%
Need For Speed Heat 2542% 3735%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 2% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8700M GT 256MB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS.

Both the GeForce 8700M GT 256MB and the GeForce 8600M GS were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 256 MB more video memory than the 8700M GT, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the 8700M GT has superior memory performance.

The 8700M GT has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 8600M GS, which means that the memory performance of the 8700M GT is marginally better than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8700M GT 256MB has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the 8700M GT is 20 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The 8700M GT having 10 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 8700M GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The GeForce 8700M GT 256MB requires 29 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The 8700M GT requires 11 Watts more than the GeForce 8600M GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 8700M GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs600 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

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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 Units32vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
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 Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs18 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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Recommended RAM--
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Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8700M GT 256MB is an upper-middle class level GPU part of the 8000M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2007.
This 256MB version performs much poorly due to the fact today's games generally require at least 512MB of Video Ram.
Therefore, Very demanding games games (e.g. Metro 2033, The Witcher 2) might will only run on the lowest settings and demanding games (e.g. Crysis 2, Skyrim V) are playable at medium settings smoothly. Moderate and less demanding games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops, will still require reduced settings to be played smoothly.
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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