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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 M270 GeForce GT 445M v2
Cyberpunk 2077 653% 707%
Hitman 3 880% 950%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 589% 638%
Resident Evil 8 653% 707%
FIFA 21 280% 307%
Grand Theft Auto VI 960% 1036%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 567% 614%
The Medium 840% 907%
Genshin Impact 653% 707%
Far Cry 6 990% 1068%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 M270 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2.

The Radeon R7 M270 has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 445M. This results in the Radeon R7 M270 providing 3.7 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 Radeon R7 M270 has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 445M, but the GT 445M has 8 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 M270. As a result, the GT 445M exhibits a 3.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R7 M270. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 M270 was released over three years more recently than the GT 445M, and so the Radeon R7 M270 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 445M when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 M270 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GT 445M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GT 445M has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 M270, which means that the memory performance of the GT 445M is marginally better than the Radeon R7 M270.

The Radeon R7 M270 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 M270 is 269 and the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164. The Radeon R7 M270 having 105 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 445M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 M270 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 445M. This means that the Radeon R7 M270 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 445M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Radeon R7 M270 should consume less power than the GT 445M.

The Radeon R7 M270 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts. The GT 445M requires 5 Watts more than the Radeon R7 M270 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 445M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon R7 M270.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs570 MHz
Boost Clock825 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Opal XTFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date09 Jan 2014vs03 Sep 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs625 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs40GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs144
Actual Shader Performance13%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units24vs24
Texture Rate17.4 GTexel/svs13.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs9.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 M270 is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Opal XT which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 725MHz and goes up to 825MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Radeon R7 M270 should be as fast as Radeon R7 M265 and thus offer Performance similar to GeForce GT 740M.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 M270 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Modest Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
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