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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8280 GeForce 320M
Red Dead Redemption 2 2321% 2278%
Halo: Reach 669% 656%
Cyberpunk 2077 3226% 3167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2321% 2278%
Doom Eternal 1981% 1944%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3226% 3167%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3599% 3533%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1393% 1367%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3226% 3167%
Need For Speed Heat 2321% 2278%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 320M are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 8280.

The Radeon HD 8280 and the GeForce 320M have the same core clock speed of 450 MHz, but the GeForce 320M has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8280. As a result, the GeForce 320M exhibits a 3.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8280. 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 8280 and the GeForce 320M have the same core clock speed of 450 MHz, but the GeForce 320M has 4 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8280. As a result, the GeForce 320M exhibits a 1.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8280. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon HD 8280 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 320M, and so the Radeon HD 8280 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 320M when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 8280 and the GeForce 320M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon HD 8280 has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 320M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8280 is marginally better than the GeForce 320M.

The Radeon HD 8280 has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 320M has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8280 is 37 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 320M is 45. The GeForce 320M having 8 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon HD 8280 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 8280 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 320M. This means that the Radeon HD 8280 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 320M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 8280 should consume less power than the GeForce 320M.

The Radeon HD 8280 requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce 320M requires 23 Watts. The GeForce 320M requires 8 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8280 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 320M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 8280.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKalindiTesla MCP89
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2013vs01 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - green tick vs green tick -
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs48
Actual Shader Performance2%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate3.6 GTexel/svs7.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs3.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs23 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-M330 2.13GHz
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 8280 is an integrated graphics card on some of the Kabini APUs.
It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and shares the main system memory of up to 800MHz, on a 128-bit memory interface, whereas the memory bandwidth and performance will depend heavily on the laptop configuration.
The codenamed Kalindi Core offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs.
Even assuming the best combination possible, expect performance it to be significantly slower than an Intel HD 4000 but never below an Intel HD 3000. Thus, the card is only suited for modest 3D games and titles like BF4, AC4 and CoD: Ghosts are unplayable.
GeForce 320M is an Integrated Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Tesla MCP89 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 450MHz.

The GPU also Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 256MB. 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. It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 14W, it may be used on very small notebooks.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above the desktop GeForce 210.
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