NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M vs AMD Radeon HD 8400
Comparison of GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400'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
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400 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 on GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400: 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
Memory bus width
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400.
HDMIDual Link DVISingle Link DVIVGADisplayPort
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GT 330M 0.95
HD 8400 1.17 +23.2%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GT 330M 2658 +32%
HD 8400 2013
GT 330M 206
HD 8400 252 +22.3%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
DirectX Compute Support (Windows 7)
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)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8400
23.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (23 May 2013 vs 10 January 2010)
More pipelines (128 vs 48)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
So, GT 330M or HD 8400?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 8400.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.