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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 Radeon HD 8180
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 4729%
Hitman 3 950% 6182%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 4317%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 4174%
FIFA 21 307% 2336%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 6695%
Far Cry 6 1068% 6887%
Genshin Impact 707% 4729%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1057% 6823%
Battlefield 6 950% 6182%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2 are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 8180.

The GT 445M has a 345 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8180. This results in the GT 445M providing 11.9 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 445M has a 345 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 8180. This results in the GT 445M providing 8.2 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 8180 was released over a year more recently than the GT 445M, and so the Radeon HD 8180 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 GT 445M has 1024 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 8180 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8180 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8180 is 19. The GT 445M having 145 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 445M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 8180.

The Radeon HD 8180 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 445M. This means that the Radeon HD 8180 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 8180 requires 4 Watts. The GT 445M requires 31 Watts more than the Radeon HD 8180 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 445M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon HD 8180.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs225 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1Kalindi LP
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed625 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs17.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs128
Actual Shader Performance8%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units24vs8
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs1.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs0.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs4 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.
Radeon HD 8180 is an integrated graphics card on some of the Kabini APUs.
It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and shares the main system memory of up to 533MHz, on a 128-bit memory interface, whereas the memory bandwidth and performance will depend heavily on the laptop configuration.
The codenamed Kalindi LP Core offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs and comes optimized for low power consumption.
Even assuming the best combination possible, expect its performance to be slower than an Intel HD 2000 and thus the card is hardly suited for any gaming. Its biggest advantage is its ridiculously lower power consumption.
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