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NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 / 7700 for laptops and technically a higher clocked 8400M GT.. The performance is slightly above the 7600 / 7700 and therefore it can represent current games fluently. For DirectX 10 effects, the power of the card is not sufficient. Current demanding games like Crysis are only playable with the lowest settings.

8600M is one of the first-laptop-GPUs, which support DirectX 10 and accelerate the H.264-decoding of HD-movies. In comparison the the 8600M GT the GS version features less video options. > PureVideo Product Comparison

The particularity of this video card are the "Unified Shader". Pixel- and vertex-shaders do not exist any more but 16 of the so called stream processors do the graphic work (which up to now pixel- and vertex shaders did).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 8600M Series

GeForce 8600M GT SLI

64 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz

GeForce 8600M GT

32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 8600M GS 16 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
CodenameG84M
ArchitectureG8x
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *1200 MHz
Memory Speed *700 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, GDDR2
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption20 Watt
Transistors289 Million
technology80 nm
FeaturesShader Taktfrequenz 1200 MHz, PureVideo Technologie (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 Decodierbeschleunigung), HDCP-fähig, PowerMizer 7.0 Energieverwaltung (dynamisches umschalten zwischen Leistung und Energiesparen), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed für Windows Vista, 16x Vollbild AA, 16x winkelunabhängiges AF, 128-Bit HDR Ausleuchtung mit AA, Dual-Link DVI Ausgänge für Auflösungen von TFT bis zu 2560x1600, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread Technologie
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement09.06.2007
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8M_tec...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1554      avg: 2579 (7%)     median: 2652 (7%)     max: 3548 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2684      avg: 4411.7 (12%)     median: 4593 (12%)     max: 6379 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5897      avg: 7592.5 (5%)     median: 7459 (5%)     max: 10427 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14876      avg: 17194.4 (28%)     median: 16193 (26%)     max: 21027 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2888      avg: 3131.5 (21%)     median: 3131.5 (21%)     max: 3375 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
42.7  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
14.5  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
7.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
38.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
14.3  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
7.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Command and Conquer III
high 1024x768
20  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
72 213 278 286 334 368 479 ~ 290 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
54 69 70 79 80 81 169 ~ 86 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
14 25 32 52 53 68 68 ~ 45 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
90.3 94.2 115.2 117.2 126.1 129.9 131.6 140.2 164.6 ~ 123 fps      Compare
med. 640x480
61.3 90.5 102.5 114.7 116.4 125.9 134 140.4 158.1 ~ 116 fps      Compare
high 800x600
61.3 64.9 94.7 98.2 101.1 103.4 104.2 107 150 ~ 98 fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
34.9 37.4 63.1 64.2 64.6 66.7 71.8 81.1 123.6 ~ 67 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
275.3 292 316.8 341.3 363.6 ~ 318 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00012993812561035s +0.191s ... 0.192s

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#3 return log +0.25s ... 0.443s

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS graphics card

Asus V2S: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Asus V2S Notebook

Dell Vostro 1710: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 17.1", 3.3 kg
  Review » Review Dell Vostro 1710 Notebook

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2428: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 15.4", 3 kg
  Review » Review Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2428 notebook

HP Pavilion dv9580eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  Review » Review HP Pavilion dv9580eg Notebook

Samsung M60: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  Review » CeBIT 2007: Review Samsung M60 Notebook

Samsung NP-R70: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Samsung R70 Notebook

Samsung X65 Bekumar: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Samsung X65 "Bekumar" Notebook

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31Z.G4: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31Z Notebook

Acer Aspire 5520G: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5520G

Acer Aspire 7520G: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.7 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7520G

Asus F3S: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus F3S

Asus F3SV: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus F3SV

Asus V2S: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Asus V2S

Belinea c.book 1700: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, 17.0", 4 kg
  External Review » Belinea c.book 1700

Benq Joybook S41: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Benq Joybook S41

Dell Vostro 1710: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 17.1", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Vostro 1710

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa2528: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 4 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa2528

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2428: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2428

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2528: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 17.1", 4 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi2528

HP Pavilion dv9580eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9580eg

HP Pavilion dv9595ea: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9595ea

HP Pavilion dv9694eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9694eg

HP Pavilion dv9750us: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9750us

HP Pavilion dv9790ea: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9790ea

HP Pavilion dv9830us: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9830us

LG P300: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 13.3", 1.7 kg
  External Review » LG P300

LG R500-UPRAG: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » LG R500-UPRAG

Medion MD96420: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 17.1", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96420

Medion MD96480: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96480

Medion MD96520/MIM 2260: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96520/MIM 2260

Medion MD96595: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96595

Medion MD96625: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Medion MD96625

Medion MIM2280 / MD96443: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Medion MIM2280 / MD96443

Packard Bell EasyNote MB88: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell Easynote MB88

Packard Bell Easynote SB89: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell Easynote SB89

Samsung M60: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung M60

Samsung X65 Pro T7500 Begum: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung X65 Pro T7500 Begum

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21S: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21S

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21Z: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21Z

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31S: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31S

Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31Z: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31Z

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi1: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 17.1", 4.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi1

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)