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Gaming Performance Comparison
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 710M.
The GeForce 710M has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7670M, but the HD 7670M has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 710M. As a result, the HD 7670M exhibits a 2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 710M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.
The GeForce 710M has a 175 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7670M, but the HD 7670M has 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce 710M. As a result, the HD 7670M exhibits a 3.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce 710M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.
The GeForce 710M was released over a year more recently than the HD 7670M, and so the GeForce 710M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7670M.
The HD 7670M has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce 710M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7670M also has superior memory performance overall.
The HD 7670M has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 710M, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7670M is slightly better than the GeForce 710M.
The GeForce 710M has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7670M 2GB has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 710M is 149 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7670M is 144. The GeForce 710M having 5 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 7670M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.
The GeForce 710M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 7670M. This means that the GeForce 710M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 7670M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 710M should consume less power than the HD 7670M.
The GeForce 710M requires 15 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7670M 2GB requires 20 Watts. The HD 7670M requires 5 Watts more than the GeForce 710M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 7670M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 710M.
|Mini Review||Overview |
GeForce 710M is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm Technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF117-N14M-GL which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 775MHz.
Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies
With a rated board TDP of 15W, it is suited for small laptops.
GeForce GT 710M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 620M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly below the older GeForce GT 540M.
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 710M.
Radeon HD 7670M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.
It equips a GPU codenamed Thames XT which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit runs at 600MHz.
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.
With a rated board TDP of 20W, it is suited for average sized laptops.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhere between GeForce GT 540M and GeForce GT 550M.
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile and 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7670M 2GB.