NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon HD 7520G

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.33
 
0.49
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Terascale 3
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Trinity
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
1 June 2012
Price now
$301
 
$90

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
192
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
497 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
686 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
32 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G 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
large
 
medium sized
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G: 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
GDDR5
 
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Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
no data
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
no data
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 58.86 +4930.8%
HD 7520G 1.17

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 155238 +4774%
HD 7520G 3185

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169 +5833.6%
HD 7520G 559

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704 +2232.7%
HD 7520G 2045

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 7520G are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

4930.8% faster (about 50.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 1 June 2012)
More pipelines (4096 vs 192)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)
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)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7520G

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7520G over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or HD 7520G?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
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