AMD Radeon 530 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
Comparison of Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Standard memory configuration
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
HDCP content protection
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
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
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
APIs supported by Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12, Shader 5.0
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%
Radeon 530 907
GT 745M 932 +2.8%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon 530 and GeForce GT 745M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
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)
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)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
3D Vision Surround
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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