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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2617M GeForce 320M
Cyberpunk 2077 3378% 2389%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3110% 2197%
Genshin Impact 3409% 2411%
eFootball PES 2021 1670% 1167%
FIFA 21 1670% 1167%
Watch Dogs Legion 3285% 2322%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3471% 2456%
Marvel's Avengers 3223% 2278%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 4931% 3500%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3006% 2122%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 320M are significantly better than the Intel HD i7 2617M.

The HD i7 2617M was released less than a year after the GeForce 320M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD i7 2617M 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 10.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i7 2617M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 320M is slightly better than the HD i7 2617M.

The GeForce 320M has 48 Shader Processing Units but the HD i7 2617M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 320M requires 23 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i7 2617M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeTesla MCP89
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date20 Feb 2011vs01 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
2.4
1920x1080 - vs green tick
1.7
2560x1440 - green tick vs green tick -
3840x2160 - vs green tick
0.1

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed667 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units-vs48
Actual Shader Performance-vs2%
Technology-vs40nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs7.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs8
Pixel Rate-vs3.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-23 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.0
Shader Model-vs4.1
Open GL-vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

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 ReviewHD i7 2617M is a specific version of the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i7-2617M 2-Core 1.5GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 4 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Turbo Boost technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 350MHz to 950MHz.
Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on the lowest settings.
Overview
GeForce 320M is an Integrated Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Features
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.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above the desktop GeForce 210.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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