NVIDIA GeForce 315M vs AMD Radeon HD 7340

General info

Comparison of GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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0.31
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Terascale 2
Code name
GT218
 
Zacate
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 January 2011
 
1 May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
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$552.69
Price now
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$553

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
16
 
80
CUDA cores
16
 
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Core clock speed
1212 MHz
 
523 MHz
Boost Clock
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680 MHz
Transistor count
260 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
14 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
4.848
 
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Floating-point performance
38.78 gflops
 
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Gigaflops
73
 
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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.
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
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Memory

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 type
GDDR3
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
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Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
+

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.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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Display Connectors
DisplayPortHDMIVGADual Link DVISingle Link DVI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
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HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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Technologies

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.
Power management
8.0
 
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CUDA
+
 
-
HybridPower
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce 315M and Radeon HD 7340, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.1
 
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Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

GeForce 315M 126
HD 7340 162 +28.6%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4515 −0.7%
 
4546 +0.7%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4515 −0.7%
 
4546 +0.7%

Gaming performance

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)
OpenGL 2.1
HybridPower
HDMI

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.

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