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Nvidia GeForce GT 630m Vs Raden HD 7670M

October 7th, 2012

In the mid to high and notebook gaming, the choice is dictated by the graphics chip already pre installed in the notebooks. This is unlike the desktops where you can buy a graphics card of your choice and hook it to the PCI Express slots. And if you need more graphics power in desktops, all you need to do is just replace the graphics card with another one.

You do not have that luxury in laptops. You have to live with the discrete graphics that comes with laptop. It therefore becomes necessary to know what kind of performance you expect from these cards when you purchase these.

Nvidia GeForce GT 630m, and the AMD's ( the erstwhile ATI) Radeon 7670 are mid-range graphics card, typically found in laptops in the range $800 to $1500 for laptops - typically withing the sweet spot of $1K.

The two discrete graphics were announced around the same date - June/July 2011 and the notebooks based upon them started becoming available since around Q4, 2011. The ATI's GT 630m seems to be more popular and it apparently looks like it sells more than its AMD counterpart, but, as you will see, Radeon's performance is nearly same. There are game to game variation, and this is one thing you will have to keep in mind when you compare these to processor. But, in general, we say that the GT 630m has slight edge but not something which should command higher price. ( A note - The Nvidia's GT 650m, has a different architecture and offers much better performance, but is also potentially more expensive).

Let us take a look at the specifications of the these two discrete graphics side by side.

Table : Related Processors comparison Feature Differences

Features AMD Radeon HD 7670M NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Family Thames XT N13P-GL/GL2
Pixel Shaders 480 96
Core Speed MHz 600 MHz 672 MHz
Shader Speed MHz 600 MHz 1344 MHz
Memory Speed MHz 900 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Bus Width 128 bit
128 bit
Direct X 11 11
Memory Type DDR3 / GDDR5 DDR3
3DMark 06 7653 8326
3D Mark Vantage GPU 4187 3401
3DMark11 P GPU 1061 924
Cinebench R10 32Bit OpenGL 6290 5437
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 22.4

The Radeon HD 7670M comes in two flavors - The Thames Pro comes with GDDR5 memory support while the Thames -XT comes with DDR3 memory. Maximum supported memory in both of these is 2 GB in both.

In the next post we will compare some synthetic benchmarks to see how these compare.

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    January 17th, 2014 at 00:56 | #1

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