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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 GeForce 9650M GT
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 3442%
Hitman 3 8300% 4508%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 3140%
Resident Evil 8 6357% 3442%
FIFA 21 3157% 1687%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 4884%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 3035%
Genshin Impact 6357% 3442%
The Medium 7957% 4320%
Far Cry 6 9243% 5025%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9650M GT are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9650M GT, 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 GeForce 9650M GT 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 GeForce 9650M GT has 1024 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 GeForce 9650M GT has 32. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9650M GT is 18. The GeForce 9650M GT having 2 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9650M GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run and the GeForce 9650M GT requires 23 Watts. The GeForce 9650M GT requires 14 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9650M GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 7290.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed280 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandG96
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs19 Aug 2008
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
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units80vs32
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Wattsvs23 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
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.
Enabling the new era of visual computing, the NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT GPUs deliver the ultimate balance between mobility and performance for astounding PureVideoŽ HD technology playback capabilities combined with 3D features to enable visually-intense applications and games. With Hybrid SLI technology features like HybridPower technology and GeForce Boost, you have optimal power management capabilities together with enhanced performance for one of the most ideal systems available today. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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