NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS vs AMD Radeon HD 7340

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7340

General info

Comparison of GeForce 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
0.02
Architecture
G9x
 
Terascale 2
Code name
NB9P-GE
 
Zacate
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
3 June 2008
 
1 May 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$552.69
Price now
n/d
 
$553

Technical specs

GeForce 9600M GS 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 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
32
 
80
CUDA cores
32
 
n/d
Core clock speed
103 MHz
 
523 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
680 MHz
Transistor count
314 Million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
20 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
6.88 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
68.8 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600M GS 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.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
n/d
Interface
MXM-II
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600M GS 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
GDDR2, GDDR3
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
n/d
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
n/d
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
PCI-E 2.0
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
3.3
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

9600M GS 0.08 +14.3%
HD 7340 0.07

3DMark Vantage Performance

9600M GS 1135 +6.1%
HD 7340 1070

Passmark

9600M GS 231 +11.6%
HD 7340 207

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
3151 −44.3%
 
4546 +44.3%
GFXBench high precision render quality
3151 −44.3%
 
4546 +44.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9600M GS and Radeon HD 7340 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS

14.3% faster in synthetic tests
PCI-E 2.0
400 MHz Speichertakt bei GDDR2 und 800 MHz bei GDDR3

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7340

Much newer (1 May 2012 vs 3 June 2008)
More pipelines (80 vs 32)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)

So, 9600M GS or HD 7340?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS.
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