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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 Radeon HD 6610D2
Cyberpunk 2077 1514% 1097%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1376% 995%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1329% 959%
Hitman 3 2000% 1457%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2171% 1584%
FIFA 21 714% 504%
Far Cry 6 2236% 1632%
Genshin Impact 1514% 1097%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2214% 1616%
Watch Dogs Legion 1457% 1055%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6610D2 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3.

The Radeon HD 6610D2 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The 8600 GT was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 6610D2, and so the 8600 GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 6610D2 when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6610D2 has 1536 MB more video memory than the 8600 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the 8600 GT has superior memory performance.

The 8600 GT has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6610D2, which means that the memory performance of the 8600 GT is slightly better than the Radeon HD 6610D2.

The 8600 GT has 32 Shader Processing Units but the Radeon HD 6610D2 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 requires 46 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6610D2. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8600 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed540 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G84-
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2007vs30 Nov -0001
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
3.1
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1920x1080
2.2
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2560x1440
1.4
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3840x2160
0.9
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth22.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs-
Actual Shader Performance2%vs-
Technology80nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate8.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate4.3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power46 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 24 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs11
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8600 GT 512MB GDDR3 is one of the many variants of the fast-middle-class GeForce 8600 GT.
On this version, the GPU is equipped with 512MB of standard GDDR3. The architecture allows the use of 512MB, since the GPU's processing power is strong enough and the memory controller is up for the task of processing 512MB. Therefore, the performance is superior to the 256MB version and any other version of DDR2, including 1GB.
However, and due to its architecture limitations, modern demanding games will require reduced settings, even if they don't require more than 512MB of video ram. Very Demanding games like Metro 2033 are only playable at the lowest settings.
Radeon HD 6610D2 is a combination of a Radeon 6530D (integrated graphics) with a Radeon HD 6570 (dedicated).
This combination is called Asymmetric CrossFire and can also lead to Micro Stuttering.
We do not know much about this GPU at the moment but the performance should be around 7% better than a Radeon HD 6570 performing by itself but in some cases it might be even worse.
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