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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 610 MSI Low Profile 2GB Edition Radeon HD 8350 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 2052% 2913%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1869% 2656%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1805% 2567%
FIFA 21 986% 1420%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1805% 2567%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1652% 2353%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2986% 4220%
Watch Dogs Legion 1976% 2807%
Genshin Impact 2052% 2913%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2929% 4140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 610 MSI Low Profile 2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).

The GT 610 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 8350. This results in the GT 610 providing 1.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 610 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8350 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 610 providing 0.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8350 was released less than a year after the GT 610, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 610 has 1536 MB more video memory than the HD 8350, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 8350 has superior memory performance.

The HD 8350 has 4.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 610, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8350 is marginally better than the GT 610.

The GeForce GT 610 MSI Low Profile 2GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 610 is 78 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26. The GT 610 having 52 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 8350 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 610 MSI Low Profile 2GB Edition requires 29 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 610 and a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350. The GT 610 requires 4 Watts more than the HD 8350 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 610 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 8350.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF119-300-A1Terascale Cedar PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date14 May 2012vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs80
Actual Shader Performance4%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate6.5 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs250 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHzvsIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 610 MSI Low Profile 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 610, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 500MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 610 MSI Low Profile 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 610.
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is an OEM Only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Terascale was AMD's first Unified Shader Architecture. In addition to being manufactured with a 40nm Technology, against the 55nm of previous Graphics Cards, it supports DirectX 10 and the Shaders now called Shader Processing Units have been redesigned and do all the Graphical work of Pixel and Vertex Shaders.

It equips a GPU codenamed Cedar PRO which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 650MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 800MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Eyefinity, Stream Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 18W, it requires at least a 250W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 6350 and performs exactly like it.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is extremely limited and even the older GeForce GT 220 is still faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).
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