ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX110

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2
NVIDIA GeForce MX110

General info

Comparison of Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
RV6xx
 
Maxwell
Code name
M88-XT CF
 
N16V-GMR1
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 September 2008
 
1 January 2018

Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
256
Core clock speed
660 MHz
 
965 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
993 MHz
Transistor count
1332 Million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
110 Watt
 
30 Watt
Texture fill rate
10.56 GTexel / s
 
23.83 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2x 422.4 gflops
 
762.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110 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
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110: 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
GDDR3
 
GDDR5 / DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
850 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
54.4 GB / s
 
40.1 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
Verde Drivers
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.0
 
DirectX 12, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI Mobility HD 3870 X2 2.87
GeForce MX110 2.87

3DMark Vantage Performance

ATI Mobility HD 3870 X2 6895
GeForce MX110 9124 +32.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce MX110 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (640 vs 256)
Higher memory bandwidth (54.4 vs 40.1 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX110

Much newer (1 January 2018 vs 1 September 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (30 vs 110 watts)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
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)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
GameWorks
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support

So, Mobility HD 3870 X2 or MX110?

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