Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs AMD Radeon HD 8400
Comparison of HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Texture fill rate
13.2 GTexel / s
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.
PCIe 1.0 x16
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.
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400.
APIs supported by HD Graphics 3000 and Radeon HD 8400, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
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%
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.