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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 GeForce G 103M
Hitman 3 8300% 7678%
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 5879%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 5368%
Resident Evil 8 6357% 5879%
FIFA 21 3157% 2916%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 8313%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 5191%
Genshin Impact 6357% 5879%
Far Cry 6 9243% 8551%
The Medium 7957% 7360%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce G 103M are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The GeForce G 103M has a 360 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Radeon HD 7290. This results in the GeForce G 103M providing 2.9 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 GeForce G 103M has a 360 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 7290 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce G 103M providing 1.5 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 7290 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce G 103M, and so the Radeon HD 7290 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce G 103M.

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 G 103M has 512 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 G 103M has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce G 103M is 5. The Radeon HD 7290 having 11 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce G 103M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 7290 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce G 103M. This means that the Radeon HD 7290 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce G 103M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon HD 7290 should consume less power than the GeForce G 103M.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run and the GeForce G 103M requires 14 Watts. The GeForce G 103M requires 5 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce G 103M 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 MHzvs640 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandG98
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs01 Sep 2009
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/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs8GB/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 Units80vs8
Actual Shader Performance1%vs0%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate2.2 GTexel/svs5.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Wattsvs14 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
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.
GeForce G 103M is an entry-class level GPU of the 100M Series released by NVIDIA, in 2009.
Since it only supports DirectX up to 10, games that use DirectX 11 are not supported and unplayable.
It uses the architecture 'G98', which is the same of the GeForce 9300M GS but comes with higher clock frequencies and it's manufactured at 55nm instead of 65nm, so the performance is a little better and even though it supports DirectX 10, even most forgiving games that use it, will only be playable at low settings. Very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher 2 are certainly unplayable, even at the lowest settings and even demanding games like Crysis 2 and Skyrim V might be unplayable at low settings. Even less demanding, modern, games, like Sims 3, require reduced settings to run smoothly.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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