NVIDIA GeForce 9400M vs AMD Radeon HD 6290

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
AMD Radeon HD 6290

General info

Comparison of GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
TeraScale 2
Code name
Release date
15 October 2008
4 December 2011

Technical specs

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
580 MHz
650 MHz
Boost Clock
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400 MHz
Transistor count
314 million
292 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
12 Watt
19 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
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104 gflops

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
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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.
Memory type
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
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1 GB
Memory bus width
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64 Bit
Memory clock speed
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1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
12.8 GB/s
Shared memory
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290.
Display Connectors
No outputs
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.
DirectX 11
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DirectX 11

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290, sometimes including their particular versions.
11.1 (10_0)
11.2 (11_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9400M and Radeon HD 6290. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce 9400M 0.54
HD 6290 0.55 +1.9%


GeForce 9400M 118
HD 6290 119 +0.8%

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 9400M and Radeon HD 6290 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Less power hungry (12 vs 19 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6290

1.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 December 2011 vs 15 October 2008)
More pipelines (80 vs 16)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)
DirectX 11
Turbo Core 400MHz

So, 9400M or HD 6290?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and AMD Radeon HD 6290. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that GeForce 9400M is a desktop card while Radeon HD 6290 is a notebook one.
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