NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M vs AMD Radeon HD 8400

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
AMD Radeon HD 8400

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GT2xx
 
GCN
Code name
N11P-GE1
 
Kabini
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
10 January 2010
 
23 May 2013

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
48
 
128
CUDA cores
48
 
n/d
Core clock speed
n/d
 
600 MHz
Transistor count
486 Million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
23 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
9.2 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
121.44 gflops
 
n/d
Gigaflops
182
 
n/d

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.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
n/d
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
n/d
Interface
MXM-A (3.0)
 
n/d

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR2, GDDR3, DDR3
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
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 GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Connectors
HDMIDual Link DVISingle Link DVIVGADisplayPort
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d

Technologies

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.
Power management
8.0
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
HybridPower
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 330M and Radeon HD 8400, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
 
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
2.1
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

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 0.04
HD 8400 0.04

3DMark Vantage Performance

GT 330M 2658 +32%
HD 8400 2013

Passmark

GT 330M 361 +1.7%
HD 8400 355

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4515 +0.3%
 
4502 −0.3%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4515 +0.3%
 
4502 −0.3%

Gaming performance

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)
HybridPower
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)
HDMI

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8400

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?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and AMD Radeon HD 8400. The differences in performance seem too small.
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