9400M (G) / ION (LE) vs 320M

Price now 408$
Games supported 49%
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 450
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 450
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1030$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating1067not rated
ArchitectureGT2xx (2009−2012)no data
GPU code nameMCP89MCP79MX
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 April 2010
(12 years old)
14 October 2008
(14 years old)
Current price$408 $1030
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3216
Core clock speed450 MHz450 MHz
Number of transistors486 million282 Million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)23 Watt12 Watt
Texture fill rate7.200no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 320M and GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE) 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.

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16no data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeSystem Sharedno data
Maximum RAM amountSystem Sharedno data
Memory bus widthSystem Sharedno data
Memory clock speedSystem Sharedno data
Shared memory++

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_1)10.0
Shader Model4.1no data
OpenGL3.3no data
OpenCLN/Ano data
VulkanN/Ano data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GeForce 320M 1852
9400M (G) / ION (LE) 607

GeForce 320M outperforms GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE) by 205% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 1 April 2010 14 October 2008
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 16
Chip lithography 40 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 23 Watt 12 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 320M
GeForce 320M


NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)

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Competitors of GeForce 320M by AMD

The nearest GeForce 320M's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6470M, which is faster by 4% and higher by 6 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon HD 6470M Radeon HD 6470M

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