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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 Radeon HD 8870M
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 352%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 313%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 300%
Hitman 3 950% 488%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 536%
FIFA 21 307% 128%
Far Cry 6 1068% 554%
Genshin Impact 707% 352%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1057% 548%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 336%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8870M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2.

The Radeon HD 8870M has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 445M. This results in the Radeon HD 8870M providing 15.3 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 Radeon HD 8870M has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 445M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 8870M providing 2.5 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 Radeon HD 8870M was released over a year more recently than the GT 445M, and so the Radeon HD 8870M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 445M.

The Radeon HD 8870M has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 445M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon HD 8870M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon HD 8870M has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 445M, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 8870M is noticeably better than the GT 445M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8870M has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8870M is 496. The Radeon HD 8870M having 332 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 8870M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 445M.

The Radeon HD 8870M transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 445M. This means that the Radeon HD 8870M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 445M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8870M requires 50 Watts. The Radeon HD 8870M requires 15 Watts more than the GT 445M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8870M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 445M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs775 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1GCN 1.1 Venus XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6
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8.4
1600x900
4.5
vs green tick
6.4
1920x1080
3.4
vs green tick
5
2560x1440
2.3
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3.1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.2

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs640
Actual Shader Performance8%vs24%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs40
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs29 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs11.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHzvsIntel Core i5-3380M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

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.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
Overview
Radeon HD 8870M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Venus XT which has 10 Compute Units activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 725MHz and goes up to 775MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1125MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it is suited for 17" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8870M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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