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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 645%
FIFA 21 3157% 325%
Watch Dogs Legion 6129% 712%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5614% 645%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9157% 1107%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 1085%
Godfall 10386% 1267%
Genshin Impact 6357% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the Radeon HD 7290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The 9800M GT has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 7290 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The 9800M GT having 80 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 9800M GT delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the Radeon HD 7290 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 121 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7290 to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800M GT may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon HD 7290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed280 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandG92 (x2)
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.1
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1600x900
1.5
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1920x1080
0.8
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2560x1440
0.5
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs192
Actual Shader Performance1%vs5%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Wattsvs130 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU C-70-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7290 is an Integrated Graphics Card, on the APU C-70, based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Loveland which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 280MHz and goes up to 400MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. 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. In this case, it is 533MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus Radeon HD 7310's performance may vary from system to system.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Performance
Radeon HD 7290 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6290.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with the older Radeon HD 6290.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7290.
GeForce 9800M GT SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GT put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GT to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce 9800M GT performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce 9800M GT.
A few demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+) but overall most games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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