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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3840QM GeForce 320M
Red Dead Redemption 2 1631% 2278%
Doom Eternal 1389% 1944%
Cyberpunk 2077 2279% 3167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1631% 2278%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 968% 1367%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2279% 3167%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2279% 3167%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2546% 3533%
Need For Speed Heat 1631% 2278%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 33% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 3840QM are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 320M.

The HD i7 3840QM has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 320M, but the GeForce 320M has 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3840QM. As a result, the GeForce 320M exhibits a 4.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 3840QM. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD i7 3840QM has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 320M, but the GeForce 320M has 6 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 3840QM. As a result, the GeForce 320M exhibits a 2.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD i7 3840QM. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD i7 3840QM was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 320M, and so the HD i7 3840QM is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 320M.

The HD i7 3840QM 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 GeForce 320M has 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i7 3840QM, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 320M is marginally better than the HD i7 3840QM.

The HD i7 3840QM has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 320M has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3840QM is 83 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 320M is 45. The HD i7 3840QM having 38 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 320M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 3840QM transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 320M. This means that the HD i7 3840QM is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 320M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 3840QM should consume less power than the GeForce 320M.

The HD i7 3840QM requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce 320M requires 23 Watts. The HD i7 3840QM requires 22 Watts more than the GeForce 320M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 3840QM to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 320M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Tesla MCP89
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs01 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
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GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs21.3GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs48
Actual Shader Performance4%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs7.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs8
Pixel Rate1.3 GPixel/svs3.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs23 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3840QM 4-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i3-M330 2.13GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewN/AOverview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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