NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT vs NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

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NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card. Therefore, games like Company of Heroes, Supreme Commander, or F.E.A.R can be played fluently with high details in a resolution of 1024 or similar. Still, the shader power is not sufficient to display DirectX 10 effects of games like Crysis fluently (Crysis will only run well in low details).  Gamers, who every time expect supreme frame rates, should get at least a 8800M card.

The 8600M series is one of the first-laptop-GPUs, which support DirectX 10 and accelerate the H.264-decoding of HD-movies.

The particularity of this video card are the "Unified Shader". Pixel- and vertex-shaders do not exist any more but 32 of the so called stream processors do the graphic work (which up to now pixel- and vertex shaders did).

The memory clock speed depends on the used memory: 400 MHz for GDDR2 memory and 700 Mhz for GDDR3 (which is noticeable faster).

The integrated PureVideo engine is one of the advantages of the 8600M GT. It supports (HD) encoding of H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, and WMV9 video content. Compared to the slower 8600M GS (and 8400M series) the 8600M GT supports a few more video features (see comparison chart).

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

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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).

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GTNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce 8600M Series
GeForce 8600M GT SLI (compare) 64 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 8600M GT 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 8600M GS 16 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 8600M GT SLI (compare) 64 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 8600M GT 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 8600M GS 16 @ 600 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
CodenameG84MG84M
ArchitectureG8xG8x
32 - 16 -
Core475 MHz600 MHz
Shader950 MHz1200 MHz
Memory700 MHz700 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR3, GDDR2GDDR3, GDDR2
Max. Memory512 MB512 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors289 Million289 Million
Technology80 nm80 nm
FeaturesShader clock frequence 950 MHz, PureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoding acceleration), MPEG2, WMV9 decoding acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 power management (dynamic switching between performance and energy economizing), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, 16x full screen AA, 16x AF independent of angles, 128-Bit HDR illumination with AA, Dual-Link DVI-D exits for resolutions of TFT up to 2560x1600, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technologyShader 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
Size
Introduced09.06.2007 09.06.2007
Speichertakt (Vorgaben): DDR2 - 400 MHz
DDR3 - 700 MHz
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_860...http://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8M_tec...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 13417     avg: 22071.4     median: 22231.5 (23%)     max: 28050 Points
min: 14876     avg: 17194.4     median: 16193 (17%)     max: 21027 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5244     avg: 10215     median: 10151.5 (6%)     max: 13515 Points
min: 5897     avg: 7592.5     median: 7459 (4%)     max: 10427 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 4279     avg: 6174.8     median: 6024 (13%)     max: 8078 Points
min: 2684     avg: 4411.7     median: 4593 (10%)     max: 6379 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
+ NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
min: 5.2     avg: 5.3     median: 5.2 (76%)     max: 5.4 Points
5.3 Points (78%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
min: 4.5     avg: 4.8     median: 4.7 (69%)     max: 5.9 Points
5.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS → 91%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
50.8 40.3 43.8 50.3 ~ 46 fps
93%
GeForce 8600M GS:
42.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
17.6 18 18.6 19.6 20 ~ 19 fps
76%
GeForce 8600M GS:
14.5  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
7.6 8.7 9.8 10.1 10.1 ~ 9 fps
88%
GeForce 8600M GS:
7.9  fps
GeForce 8600M GT:
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GeForce 8600M GS:
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low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
34.8 42.9 46.8 51 ~ 44 fps
87%
GeForce 8600M GS:
38.1  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
14 15.3 18.3 19 19.9 ~ 17 fps
84%
GeForce 8600M GS:
14.3  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
7.2 8.6 9.4 10.1 10.7 ~ 9 fps
83%
GeForce 8600M GS:
7.4  fps
GeForce 8600M GT:
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GeForce 8600M GS:
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med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
27 29 ~ 28 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
11 14 ~ 13 fps
GeForce 8600M GT:
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high 1024x768
GeForce 8600M GS:
20  fps
GeForce 8600M GS:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
34 102 112 211 222 231 250 270 270 283 284 286 291 299 302 303 306 311 342 383 423 ~ 263 fps
110%
GeForce 8600M GS:
72 213 278 286 334 368 479 ~ 290 fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
29 29 29 29 30 30 32 32 55 88 96 98 98 101 101 102 109 112 114 127 127 ~ 75 fps
115%
GeForce 8600M GS:
54 69 70 79 80 81 169 ~ 86 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
13 24 25 25 26 27 28 28 28 29 30 30 31 31 31 36 36 37 43 44 73 ~ 32 fps
141%
GeForce 8600M GS:
14 25 32 52 53 68 68 ~ 45 fps
GeForce 8600M GT:
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2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
96.7 106.4 107.1 111.9 115 119.8 132.5 132.5 135.5 141.3 142.3 145.5 149.7 150.2 151.8 153.9 167.3 169 ~ 135 fps
91%
GeForce 8600M GS:
90.3 94.2 115.2 117.2 126.1 129.9 131.6 140.2 164.6 ~ 123 fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
97.5 103.8 111.9 113.2 113.8 118.3 121.9 123.2 125.8 126.1 126.4 127.8 130 133.6 143.7 150.2 150.5 170.8 ~ 127 fps
91%
GeForce 8600M GS:
61.3 90.5 102.5 114.7 116.4 125.9 134 140.4 158.1 ~ 116 fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
84.8 91.7 97.6 98.3 98.5 105 106.3 109.7 114.3 114.4 114.7 115.3 119 119.2 126.5 129.5 142.5 145.4 ~ 113 fps
87%
GeForce 8600M GS:
61.3 64.9 94.7 98.2 101.1 103.4 104.2 107 150 ~ 98 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
53.9 59.7 60.6 67.8 75.8 76.1 76.1 77 77.1 79.2 81.1 83.4 86.5 86.5 87.9 92.2 99.9 100.6 ~ 79 fps
85%
GeForce 8600M GS:
34.9 37.4 63.1 64.2 64.6 66.7 71.8 81.1 123.6 ~ 67 fps
GeForce 8600M GT:
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GeForce 8600M GS:
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high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8600M GT:
153.3 236.5 239.3 268.4 345.3 348.4 365.2 422.2 451 453.8 461 474 479.8 ~ 361 fps
88%
GeForce 8600M GS:
275.3 292 316.8 341.3 363.6 ~ 318 fps
GeForce 8600M GT:
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GeForce 8600M GS:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS → 94%

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