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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8610G GeForce GT 540M 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1580% 1580%
Call of Duty Warzone 1123% 1123%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1769% 1769%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1580% 1580%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1191% 1191%
Maneater 951% 951%
Valorant 20% 20%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 617% 617%
Doom Eternal 1146% 1146%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1077% 1077%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Radeon HD 8610G and the GT 540M are equal.

The GT 540M has a 139 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8610G, but the Radeon HD 8610G has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 540M. As a result, the Radeon HD 8610G exhibits a 2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 540M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 540M has a 139 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8610G, but the Radeon HD 8610G has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 540M. As a result, the Radeon HD 8610G exhibits a 1.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 540M. 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 a year more recently than the GT 540M, and so the Radeon HD 8610G is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 540M.

The GT 540M has 2048 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 540M 2GB has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8610G is 240 and the actual shader performance of the GT 540M is 129. The Radeon HD 8610G having 111 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 540M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 8610G transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 540M. This means that the Radeon HD 8610G is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 540M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 8610G should consume less power than the GT 540M.

The Radeon HD 8610G requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 540M 2GB requires 35 Watts. The GT 540M requires 10 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8610G to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 540M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8610G.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed533 MHzvs672 MHz
Boost Clock626 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 3Fermi GF108
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date23 May 2013vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs28.8GB/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 Units384vs96
Actual Shader Performance12%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate12.8 GTexel/svs10.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate4.3 GPixel/svs2.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
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 540M 2GB is a middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 672MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance only slightly below a desktop GeForce GT 430.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 540M 2GB.
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