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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 HD i3 2357M
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 3377%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 3080%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 2977%
FIFA 21 3157% 1654%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 4792%
Hitman 3 8300% 4423%
Genshin Impact 6357% 3377%
Far Cry 6 9243% 4931%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9157% 4885%
Watch Dogs Legion 6129% 3254%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i3 2357M are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over a year more recently than the HD i3 2357M, 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 HD i3 2357M.

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.

Neither the Radeon HD 7290 nor the HD i3 2357M have an entry for video memory, so the two GPUs cannot be compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units and the HD i3 2357M has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7290 is 16 and the actual shader performance of the HD i3 2357M is 13. The Radeon HD 7290 having 3 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD i3 2357M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run and the HD i3 2357M requires 17 Watts. The HD i3 2357M requires 8 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7290 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i3 2357M 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 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock400 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 LovelandSandy Bridge
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs30 May 2011
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/AvsN/A
Memory Speed533 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs21.3GB/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 Units80vs12
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)-vs-
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Wattsvs17 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.3vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
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.
HD i3 2357M is specific version of Intel HD 3000 graphics that is built into the 'Intel Core i3 2357M' processor. You can only play most of the latest games like Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Crysis 2 on the lowest settings, but you might experience a small lag. Less demanding games will run from medium to high settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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