RTX 3070 Max-Q vs 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2
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 RTX 3070 Max-Q and GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 RTX 3070 Max-Q from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 5600M.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q:
Competitors of GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 from AMD is Radeon HD 8310E.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2:
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 17 April 2007)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (5120 vs 16)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 40 nm)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2
Lower power consumption (40W vs 80W), 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 RTX 3070 Max-Q and NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q is a notebook card while GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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