NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M vs AMD Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GT 240M and Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP 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.
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.
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.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Competitors of GeForce GT 240M from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 240M from AMD is Radeon HD 8250.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 240M:
Competitors of Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP from NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 240M.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP:
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP
Much newer (18 September 2013 vs 15 June 2009)
More pipelines (128 vs 48)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Lower power consumption (15W vs 23W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
So, which one is the better GPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M and AMD Radeon HD 8280 Mobile IGP. We've got no test results to judge.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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