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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8700M GT 256MB GeForce 320M
Red Dead Redemption 2 2542% 2278%
Doom Eternal 2172% 1944%
Cyberpunk 2077 3530% 3167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2542% 2278%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1530% 1367%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3530% 3167%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3530% 3167%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3937% 3533%
Need For Speed Heat 2542% 2278%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 2% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 320M are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 8700M GT 256MB.

The GeForce 320M was released over a year more recently than the 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 8700M GT.

The 8700M GT has 256 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 8700M GT 256MB has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 320M has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the 8700M GT is 20 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 320M is 45. 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 8700M GT.

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

The GeForce 8700M GT 256MB requires 29 Watts to run and the GeForce 320M requires 23 Watts. The 8700M GT requires 6 Watts more than the GeForce 320M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 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 Speed625 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG84MTesla MCP89
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Jun 2007vs01 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs48
Actual Shader Performance1%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs7.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs8
Pixel Rate-vs3.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs23 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL2.1vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

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 ReviewGeForce 8700M GT 256MB is an upper-middle class level GPU part of the 8000M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2007.
This 256MB version performs much poorly due to the fact today's games generally require at least 512MB of Video Ram.
Therefore, Very demanding games games (e.g. Metro 2033, The Witcher 2) might will only run on the lowest settings 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.
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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