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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7290 HD i7 2617M
Hitman 3 8300% 4465%
Cyberpunk 2077 6357% 3409%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5806% 3110%
Resident Evil 8 6357% 3409%
FIFA 21 3157% 1670%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8986% 4838%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5614% 3006%
Genshin Impact 6357% 3409%
Far Cry 6 9243% 4978%
The Medium 7957% 4279%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 2617M are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 2617M, 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 i7 2617M.

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 HD 7290 and the HD i7 2617M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD i7 2617M has 2.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 7290, which means that the memory performance of the HD i7 2617M is marginally better than the Radeon HD 7290.

The Radeon HD 7290 has 80 Shader Processing Units but the HD i7 2617M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon HD 7290 requires 9 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD i7 2617M.

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 2012vs20 Feb 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 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs10.7GB/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 Units80vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
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 Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power9 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs-
Open GL4.3vs-
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 i7 2617M is a specific version of the Intel HD 3000 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i7-2617M 2-Core 1.5GHz'. It uses the CPU's Level 3 Cache (up to 4 MB, in this case) + part of the RAM installed on the system up to a maximum of approximately 1.7GB for Vista/7 and 1 GB for XP. The Memory controller supports DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 and the Turbo Boost technology of the processor can over-clock the graphics card clock from 350MHz to 950MHz.
Nevertheless it's still an integrated GPU with shared memory so its performance is very limited. Still, demanding games like Crysis 2 should still run on the lowest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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