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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8610G Radeon HD 8730M
Cyberpunk 2077 1580% 1125%
Call of Duty Warzone 1123% 792%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1769% 1263%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1580% 1125%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1191% 842%
Maneater 951% 667%
Valorant 20% 13%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 617% 423%
Doom Eternal 1146% 808%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1077% 758%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8730M are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8610G.

The Radeon HD 8730M has a 117 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 8610G. This results in the Radeon HD 8730M providing 2.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 8730M has a 117 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8610G and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 8730M providing 0.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 8610G was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8730M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 8730M has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8610G does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the Radeon HD 8610G and the Radeon HD 8730M have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the Radeon HD 8610G is 240 and by the Radeon HD 8730M is 228. Knowing that the shader performance of the Radeon HD 8610G is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon HD 8730M transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8610G. This means that the Radeon HD 8730M is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8610G.

The Radeon HD 8610G requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8730M requires 15 Watts. The Radeon HD 8610G requires 10 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8730M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8610G to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8730M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock626 MHzvs700 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 3GCN 1.1 Mars LE
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date23 May 2013vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs384
Actual Shader Performance12%vs11%
Texture Mapping Units24vs24
Texture Rate12.8 GTexel/svs15.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate4.3 GPixel/svs5.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs15 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8610G is an integrated mobile GPU, first seen on the ultra low-voltage APU A10-5745M, based on the 32nm, Terascale 3 architecture.
It offer 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a DDR3 memory interface of either a 128-bit bus width, if the laptop system RAM's is dual-channelled, or a 64-bit bus width, if not. The central units runs at 533MHz and goes up to 626MHz, in Turbo Mode. The memory clock can operate up to 667MHz, as the max memory supported by the CPU is DDR3-1333.
Its performance depends heavily on whether or not the memory is dual-channelled. Benchmarks put its performance on level with today's middle-class GPUs such as GeForce GT 540M-GeForce GT 630M or Radeon HD 7650M/7670M. Therefore, modern demanding games can be played with medium detail.
Radeon HD 8730M is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

It equips a GPU codenamed Mars PRO which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 650MHz and goes up to 700MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1000MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 15W, it is suited for 13" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above NVIDIA's GeForce GT 635M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8730M.
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