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Gaming Performance Comparison
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8670 (OEM) are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 720.
The GeForce GT 720 was released less than a year after the HD 8670, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.
The HD 8670 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 720, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8670 also has superior memory performance overall.
The HD 8670 has 59.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 720, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8670 is much better than the GeForce GT 720.
The Radeon HD 8670 (OEM) has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 720 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8670 is 250 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 720 is 153. The HD 8670 having 97 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8670 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 720.
The Radeon HD 8670 (OEM) requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 720 requires 19 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 720, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 8670. The HD 8670 requires 56 Watts more than the GeForce GT 720 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 8670 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 720.
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It offers 384 Shader Processing Units on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked at 1000MHz. It offers 8 ROPs and 24 TMUs. It should draw up to 75 Watts.
There are no benchmarks available and so its rank is subject to change.
GeForce GT 720 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Kepler Architecture.
This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 797MHz.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies
With a rated board TDP of 19W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the older GeForce GT 530.
We recommend a Modest Processor (Pentium G) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 720.