NVIDIA GeForce 9400M vs AMD Radeon HD 6290
Comparison of GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
15 October 2008
1 July 2011
GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290'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
5.2 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
12.8 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
GeForce 9400M 118
HD 6290 138 +16.9%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Less power hungry (12 vs 19 watts)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6290
Much newer (1 July 2011 vs 15 October 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)
Turbo Core 400MHz
So, 9400M or HD 6290?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and AMD Radeon HD 6290. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce 9400M is a desktop card while Radeon HD 6290 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.