AMD Radeon 530 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M

AMD Radeon 530
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M

General info

Comparison of Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Kepler
Code name
Meso
 
GK107
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
21 March 2017
 
1 April 2013

Technical specs

Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
384
Core clock speed
1024 MHz
 
549 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
45 Watt
Texture fill rate
24.50
 
17.57
Floating-point performance
784.1 gflops
 
642.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M 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
no data
 
medium sized
Bus support
no data
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M: 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
DDR3/GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2 GB
Standard memory configuration
no data
 
DDR3/GDDR5
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2250 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
64 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
No outputs
eDP 1.2 signal support
no data
 
Up to 3840x2160
LVDS signal support
no data
 
Up to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display support
no data
 
Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
no data
 
Up to 3840x2160
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP content protection
-
 
+
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
-
 
+
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu-Ray 3D Support
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
FXAA
no data
 
+
Direct Compute
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12, Shader 5.0
 
12 API
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
no data
 
1.1
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Radeon 530 1.00
GT 745M 1.02 +2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon 530 9210
GT 745M 10147 +10.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon 530 1386
GT 745M 1443 +4.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon 530 1542 +0.7%
GT 745M 1531

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon 530 2327 +3.5%
GT 745M 2249

3DMark Vantage Performance

Radeon 530 6338
GT 745M 9045 +42.7%

Passmark

Radeon 530 907
GT 745M 932 +2.8%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
19 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon 530

Much newer (21 March 2017 vs 1 April 2013)
DirectX 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M

2% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Less power hungry (45 vs 50 watts)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde
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
FXAA
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Direct Compute
HDMI
HDCPContentProtection
71ChannelHDAudioOnHDMI
TrueHDAndDTSHDAudioBitstreaming
BluRay3DSupport
3D Vision Surround
H264VC1MPEG21080pVideoDecoder
Optimus Support

So, 530 or GT 745M?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon 530 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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