Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs AMD Radeon HD 8400

Intel HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 8400

General info

Comparison of HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 6.0
 
GCN
Code name
Sandy Bridge GT2
 
Kabini
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 February 2011
 
23 May 2013

Technical specs

HD Graphics 3000 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 HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
96
 
128
Core clock speed
350 MHz
 
600 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
995 million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
28 nm
Texture fill rate
13.2 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
20.4 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on HD Graphics 3000 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.
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on HD Graphics 3000 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
System Shared
 
n/d
Shared memory
+
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
3.1
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD Graphics 3000 0.14 +27.3%
HD 8400 0.11

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

HD Graphics 3000 2503
HD 8400 2883 +15.2%

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD Graphics 3000 1568
HD 8400 2013 +28.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 3000

27.3% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8400

Much newer (23 May 2013 vs 1 February 2011)
More pipelines (128 vs 96)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 32 nm)

So, HD Graphics 3000 or HD 8400?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel HD Graphics 3000.
Should you still have questions on choice between HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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