AMD Radeon HD 7430M vs Intel HD Graphics 3000

Price now 476$
Games supported 49%
Intel HD Graphics 3000
HD Graphics 3000
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 350
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
Radeon HD 7430M
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 338$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating1044not rated
Place by popularity71no data
ArchitectureGen. 6 Sandy Bridge (2011)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameSandy BridgeSeymour-PRO
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 February 2011
(12 years old)
9 January 2012
(11 years old)
Current price$476 $338
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Technical specs

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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores12160
Core clock speed350 MHz600 MHz
Boost clock speed1350 MHzno data
Number of transistors995 million370 million
Manufacturing process technology32 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)unknown7 Watt
Texture fill rate13.804.800
Floating-point performance20.4 gflops192.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 7430M 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.

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16


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.

Memory typeSystem SharedDDR3
Maximum RAM amountSystem Shared1 GB
Memory bus width64/128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speedSystem Shared1800 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data12.8 GB/s
Shared memory+-

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.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_1)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model4.15.0

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 1 February 2011 9 January 2012
Pipelines / CUDA cores 12 160
Chip lithography 32 nm 40 nm

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Intel HD Graphics 3000
HD Graphics 3000


AMD Radeon HD 7430M
Radeon HD 7430M

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Competitors of Radeon HD 7430M by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7430M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 160M.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M GeForce GTS 160M

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