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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 820M 1GB Radeon HD 8610G
Red Dead Redemption 2 944% 1123%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 944% 1123%
Death Stranding 1334% 1580%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1334% 1580%
Cyberpunk 2077 1334% 1580%
Need For Speed Heat 944% 1123%
Planet Zoo 1022% 1214%
Diablo 4 1334% 1580%
FIFA 20 456% 551%
Borderlands 3 1002% 1191%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 820M 1GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8610G.

The GeForce 820M 1GB has a 242 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8610G, but the Radeon HD 8610G has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 820M 1GB. As a result, the Radeon HD 8610G exhibits a 0.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 820M 1GB. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 820M 1GB has a 242 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 8610G and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 820M 1GB providing 1.9 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 GeForce 820M 1GB was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 8610G, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 820M 1GB 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 GeForce 820M 1GB has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8610G has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 820M 1GB is 183 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8610G is 240. The Radeon HD 8610G having 57 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 820M 1GB.

The GeForce 820M 1GB transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 8610G. This means that the GeForce 820M 1GB is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 8610G. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 820M 1GB should consume less power than the Radeon HD 8610G.

The GeForce 820M 1GB requires 15 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8610G requires 25 Watts. The Radeon HD 8610G requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce 820M 1GB 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 820M 1GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs533 MHz
Boost Clock955 MHzvs626 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF117-N15V-GMTerascale 3
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date27 Nov 2013vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed900 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs384
Actual Shader Performance9%vs12%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate12.4 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.2 GPixel/svs4.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 820M 1GB is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second 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 GF117-N15V-GM which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 625MHz and may reach up to 955MHz, in Turbo Mode.
Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and 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 15W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

GeForce 820M 1GB is essentially a fast GeForce GT 720M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly above the older GeForce GT 720M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 820M 1GB.
Radeon 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.
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