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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 320M GeForce 8700M GT
Cyberpunk 2077 2389% 2523%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2197% 2320%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2456% 2593%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 3500% 3694%
eFootball PES 2021 1167% 1235%
Genshin Impact 2411% 2546%
FIFA 21 1167% 1235%
Death Stranding 2411% 2546%
Watch Dogs Legion 2322% 2453%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2122% 2242%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 320M are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8700M GT.

The GeForce 320M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8700M GT, and so the GeForce 320M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 8700M GT.

The GeForce 8700M GT has 512 MB video memory, but the GeForce 320M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 320M has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8700M GT has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 320M is 45 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8700M GT is 20. The GeForce 320M having 25 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 320M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 8700M GT.

The GeForce 320M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8700M GT. This means that the GeForce 320M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8700M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 320M should consume less power than the GeForce 8700M GT.

The GeForce 320M requires 23 Watts to run and the GeForce 8700M GT requires 29 Watts. The GeForce 8700M GT requires 6 Watts more than the GeForce 320M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 8700M GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 320M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla MCP89G84M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs32
Actual Shader Performance2%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate7.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate3.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power23 Wattsvs29 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-M330 2.13GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
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.
GeForce 8700M GT is an upper-middle class level GPU part of the 8000M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2007.
Very demanding games games (e.g. Metro 2033, The Witcher 2) might only run on low settings (depending on the resolution used + DirectX version) and demanding games (e.g. Crysis 2, Skyrim V) are playable at medium settings smoothly. Moderate and less demanding games, like Call of Duty: Black Ops, will still require reduced settings to be played smoothly.
This card can be SLI'd for a serious gaming boost.
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