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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8610G GeForce GT 230M
Cyberpunk 2077 1580% 2506%
Call of Duty Warzone 1123% 1797%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1769% 2799%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1580% 2506%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1191% 1904%
Maneater 951% 1531%
Valorant 20% 86%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 617% 1012%
Doom Eternal 1146% 1833%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1077% 1726%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8610G are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 230M.

The Radeon HD 8610G has a 33 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 230M. This results in the Radeon HD 8610G providing 4.8 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 8610G has a 33 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 230M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 8610G providing 0.3 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 over three years more recently than the GeForce GT 230M, and so the Radeon HD 8610G is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GT 230M when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 230M 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.

The Radeon HD 8610G has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 230M has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8610G is 240 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 230M is 53. The Radeon HD 8610G having 187 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8610G delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 230M.

The Radeon HD 8610G transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 230M. This means that the Radeon HD 8610G is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 230M.

The Radeon HD 8610G requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 230M requires 23 Watts. The Radeon HD 8610G requires 2 Watts more than the GeForce GT 230M 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 GeForce GT 230M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock626 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 3Tesla GT216-N10P-GE-A2
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date23 May 2013vs15 Jun 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs48
Actual Shader Performance12%vs3%
Technology32nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate12.8 GTexel/svs8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate4.3 GPixel/svs4 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs23 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.2vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.50GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 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.
GeForce GT 230M is a middle-class level GFX of the 200M Series released by NVIDIA in 2009/2010. The biggest hindrance it has is the fact that it only supports DirectX up to 10.1 so DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
It's based on the architecture 'GT216', same used on the entry GeForce GT 220 part of the desktop 200 Series. The performance should be lower than the desktop GT 220, due to the lower clock frequencies.
Demanding games should run at low or medium settings, depending on the resolution + DirectX version used. Very demanding games like Metro 2033 might be unplayable even at the lowest settings or only playable at the lowest resolution, which is unbearable, even to the casual gamer. Even old demanding games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare cannot be played at MAX settings smoothly.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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