NVIDIA GeForce 315M vs AMD Radeon HD 7340
Comparison of GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 2.0 x16
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory bus width
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
DisplayPortHDMIVGADual Link DVISingle Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GeForce 315M 0.58
HD 7340 0.75 +29.3%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GeForce 315M 1109 +3.6%
HD 7340 1070
GeForce 315M 126
HD 7340 162 +28.6%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 315M
DirectX Compute Support (Windows 7)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7340
29.3% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 May 2012 vs 5 January 2011)
More pipelines (80 vs 16)
So, 315M or HD 7340?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 7340.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.