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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3840QM GeForce GTS 360M
Cyberpunk 2077 1728% 1154%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1572% 1047%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1518% 1010%
Watch Dogs Legion 1664% 1110%
FIFA 21 822% 533%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1518% 1010%
Godfall 2869% 1937%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2473% 1665%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2521% 1698%
Genshin Impact 1728% 1154%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 360M are significantly better than the Intel HD i7 3840QM.

The HD i7 3840QM has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTS 360M, but the GeForce GTS 360M has 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3840QM. As a result, the GeForce GTS 360M exhibits a 15 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 3840QM. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD i7 3840QM has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTS 360M, but the GeForce GTS 360M has 6 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 3840QM. As a result, the GeForce GTS 360M exhibits a 3.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD i7 3840QM. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD i7 3840QM was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTS 360M, and so the HD i7 3840QM is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTS 360M.

The GeForce GTS 360M has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3840QM does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 3840QM has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 360M has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3840QM is 83 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTS 360M is 121. The GeForce GTS 360M having 38 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTS 360M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 3840QM.

The HD i7 3840QM transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTS 360M. This means that the HD i7 3840QM is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTS 360M.

The HD i7 3840QM requires 45 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 360M requires 38 Watts. The HD i7 3840QM requires 7 Watts more than the GeForce GTS 360M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 3840QM to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTS 360M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2GT215
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs07 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - green tick vs green tick -
1920x1080
2.1
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2560x1440 - green tick vs green tick -
3840x2160
0.1
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs57.6GB/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 Units16vs96
Actual Shader Performance4%vs6%
Technology22nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs32
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs17.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs8
Pixel Rate1.3 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs38 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3840QM 4-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-740QM 4-Core 1.73GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1440x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewN/AGeForce GTS 360M is a fast-middle-class GFX based on the second shader unified architecture.
It's based on the GT 215 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5, although DDR3 is also supported. The central unit runs at 575MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 900MHz.
It's at heart an overclocked GeForce GTS 260M and should perform slightly better than it.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium settings smoothly, using a 720p resolution. Beware that DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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