View Full Version : Who else has a 8600m or 8700m series laptop?

07-13-07, 03:22 AM
Just curious on other who have the 8600M or 8700m series Gfx card in their laptops. I found it rather hard to find people discussing about this new card for laptops.

Not bad of a card, I have the 8600m GS card and I can still play games in HDR with some decent frames. Oblivion is alright with no shadows running HDR with maxed far view and trees. Tomb Raider Anniversary is running at maxed GFx with Full screen Anti aliasing at 2x 40fps. With stalker though I sadly had to downgrade the Real Time light rendering or whatever to static objects, it was too much for my laptop at 14fps.

Anyone else with a 8600 or 8700m gfx laptop with comments?

Laptop specs:

Asus F3Sv series
2Gig DDR2 667 (PC5300)
Nvidia 8600M GS 256 MB
160GB 5400rpm HDD
Core 2 Duo Centrino T7300

Not bad of a laptop, not my main gaming machine, waiting to get my old PC shipped to my new base.

07-15-07, 07:12 PM
These forums lean heavily to desktops. You won't find many laptop users actively posting.

I recommend you go to
They have an active community of laptop users discussing everything. Also to keep your drivers up to date go to
Just check out the forums section, they don't update the front page as often, but within a day or two of a new driver coming out they have the modified INF file that will let you install it on your system if NVIDIA decided not to include the mobile cards in the stock INF.

I check out these forums mostly for new driver releases and discussions.

07-16-07, 02:53 AM
my new base.

if that's how you refer to your house(I hope you're in the military. you just never really know on these kind of forums.).. I'd definitely have to advise you against doing that. It's probably robbing you of vagina.

anyway, I think those cards are fairly new in comparison to the other 8000 series cards. I'd expect more info on the mobile variety in the coming months.

07-16-07, 02:09 PM
Lol, being military myself I completely glossed over the reference to his new base, I would probably say the same thing if I were moving. And don't you know that chicks that don't live near basses dig military guys? (the ones that live near us don't. . .)

07-16-07, 03:06 PM
I was going to go for a Dell 1520 w/8600M GT, but I realized I bought a desktop for games. ;)

So instead I got a 1420 w/8400M GS. Not quite a powerhouse (boo 64-bit memory bus) but at least it's a swanky laptop with a discrete GPU at a good price.

07-16-07, 03:31 PM
tablet PC's FTW. :)

07-16-07, 03:35 PM
I have a 8600M GT in my new MacBook Pro. Haven't had a chance to install any games or even get Boot Camp going, but I'll make a post when I get some numbers.

07-16-07, 03:36 PM
I have an 8600M GS on my new HP Laptop.:D It's awesome! Not fantastic like my desktop GPU power but, I can play HL2 and COD2 just fine.;)

07-17-07, 04:06 AM
I received my notebook on Friday morning and since then I've put quite a bit of time on it. The 8600m GT is pretty impressive! First thing you must know, I decided to just go with the default monitor resolution (1280x720), mainly because I wanted to be able to game at my native resolution and figured that a 8600m GT would be suited to run on those settings along with a little AA. So, having said that here's my current summary of the notebook.

BF2 - 1280x800, 4xAA/8xAF, everything maxed, runs buttery smooth.
COD2 - 1280x800, 4xAA/8xAF, everything maxed but with dx7. (play kinda competitively so I prefer dx7 over dx9 in this case), runs buttery smooth.
CoH - 1280x800, 2xAA/8xAF, with various settings ranging from high to medium with a few low and it usually runs around 30 fps.
HL2 Insurgency Mod - 1280x800, 4xAA/8xAF, everything maxed, runs butter smooth.

Anyways, everything is running great! This is my very first laptop and I gotta say, I'm really impressed. $1200 for complete mobility, being able to game at decent settings, and run 3dsmax and maya like nothing, is the most conveniant computing I've experience in a long time. It's so nice being able to chill out in the living room with my buddies and be able to do a little 3d modeling work on the side. Not to mention I'll be picking up a blue tooth mouse/keyboard set and will hook it up to our 37" LCD HDtv in the living room and play BF2!

So yeah, there's my rant.....sorry, like most of you I like my electronic toys and this has finally set the bar.

07-17-07, 11:25 AM
Yeah, I really thought about the 1520 w/8600M GT, but I think I made the right choice. I'll let you know in a month when it finally ships. :(

07-17-07, 06:01 PM
Yes I'm military and as far as the chicks, im not too worried, this town digs us and I don't see a problem. Besides Dallas is only 2 hours drive away :captnkill:

And thanks maddbomber83 for the links, Ill check em out.

07-17-07, 11:41 PM
I'm curious about the performance of the 8600M & the 8700M (& esp the 8700M!) in current games like C&C3 , Stalker , Oblivion , Lost Planet & DiRT.
if anyone has info please let me know!