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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 Mobility Radeon X2300 128MB GDDR3
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 6284%
Hitman 3 8300% 8205%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 5739%
Resident Evil 8 6357% 6284%
FIFA 21 3157% 3120%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 8883%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 5550%
Genshin Impact 6357% 6284%
The Medium 7957% 7866%
Far Cry 6 9243% 9137%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Mobility Radeon X2300 128MB GDDR3 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X2300, and so the Radeon HD 7290 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon X2300 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Radeon X2300 has 128 MB video memory, but the Radeon HD 7290 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the Mobility Radeon X2300 128MB GDDR3 has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X2300 is 1. The Radeon HD 7290 having 15 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon X2300 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Mobility Radeon X2300 128MB GDDR3.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed280 MHzvs480 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandM64
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs01 Mar 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.1
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1600x900
1.5
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1920x1080
0.8
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2560x1440
0.5
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs128 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units80vs4
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD APU C-70-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1280x720-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7290 is an Integrated Graphics Card, on the APU C-70, based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

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.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Loveland which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 280MHz and goes up to 400MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 533MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus Radeon HD 7310's performance may vary from system to system.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Performance
Radeon HD 7290 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6290.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with the older Radeon HD 6290.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 7290.
Mobility Radeon X2300 128MB GDDR3 is an old GPU part of the Mobility HD 2000 Series released by AMD in 2007.
Its performance depends a lot on its memory type, which can range from DDR to GDDR3.
Overall delivers very limited performance, not recommended for any of today's modern games.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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