Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper
Actually Pentium Dual Core's are Core 2 Duo's that have less cache and perform just as good. You might be thinking of a Pentium D but to my knowledge they never made a mobile version of it.
I'm with zedman, I think the 8600gs may be slower than your old systems 7800gt
That was about to be my exact post. Its pretty much the same.
But yeah i think it was indeed a downgrade video card wise:
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars v1.4
TH-Timedemo (1280x1024, 4xAA, 8xAF, High Quality)
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT : 35.30
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GT : 31.50
And thats the GT dont forget, not the GS. In other reviews they were close as well with the 7800GT loosing on some occasions but not by much.
And considering that its a mobile 8600GS, i think it was a downgrade.