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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3920XM GeForce 320M
Halo: Reach 450% 656%
Cyberpunk 2077 2279% 3167%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 968% 1367%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1631% 2278%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1631% 2278%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2279% 3167%
Doom Eternal 1389% 1944%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2546% 3533%
FIFA 20 822% 1167%
Need For Speed Heat 1631% 2278%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 3920XM are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 320M.

The HD i7 3920XM was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 320M, and so the HD i7 3920XM 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 3920XM 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 3920XM, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 320M is marginally better than the HD i7 3920XM.

The HD i7 3920XM has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 320M has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3920XM is 51 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 320M is 45. The HD i7 3920XM having 6 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 320M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 320M requires 23 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i7 3920XM.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeTesla MCP89
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs01 Apr 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/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 Units16vs48
Actual Shader Performance2%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 Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-23 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs3.3
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 ReviewHD i7 3920XM is a specific version of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 that comes with the CPU 'Core i7-3920XM 4-Core 2.9GHz'.
The new features include DirectX 11 and Tessellation support though using them might not be a very good idea since even strong fast-middle-class GPUs struggle with them.
The core-clock is initially set at 650MHz and will go to up to 1300MHz (the max), if necessary.
It's the fastest variant of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 but the performance depends a lot on the driver support and benchmarks indicate that the most demanding games, such as Metro 2033 can only be played at the lowest settings. Deus Ex 3, for example, ran fine at high settings but other demanding games such as Crysis 2 and Batman: Arkham City only ran fluently at medium settings.
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.
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