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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7310 GeForce 8600M GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 4656% 3735%
Halo: Reach 1411% 1119%
Cyberpunk 2077 6433% 5169%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4656% 3735%
Doom Eternal 3989% 3197%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6433% 5169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7167% 5760%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2833% 2266%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6433% 5169%
Need For Speed Heat 4656% 3735%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7310.

The Radeon HD 7310 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8600M GS, and so the Radeon HD 7310 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 8600M GS when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 8600M GS has 512 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 7310 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7310 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600M GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7310 is 20 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600M GS is 10. The Radeon HD 7310 having 10 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8600M GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 7310 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600M GS. This means that the Radeon HD 7310 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600M GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 7310 should consume less power than the GeForce 8600M GS.

The Radeon HD 7310 requires 18 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600M GS requires 18 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandG84M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.3
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1600x900
1.7
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1920x1080
1.1
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2560x1440
0.7
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs22.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs16
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU E1-1200 Dual Core-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7310 is an Integrated Graphics Card, on the APU E1-1200 Dual Core based, on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Loveland which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Runs at 500MHz.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 533MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus Radeon HD 7310's performance may vary from system to system.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below Intel's HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge).

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7310.
GeForce 8600M GS is a middle class level GPU part of the 8000M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2007.
Very demanding games (e.g. Metro 2033, The Witcher 2) are most certainly unplayable and demanding games (e.g. Crysis 2, Skyrim V) might only be playable on the lowest settings. Moderate and less demanding games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops, should be playable smoothly at Medium settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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