AMD Radeon HD 7290 vs Intel Knights Ferry

AMD Radeon HD 7290
Intel Knights Ferry

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
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Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Knights
Code name
Zacate
 
Knights Ferry
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 July 2011
 
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
80
 
256
Core clock speed
280 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
400 MHz
 
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Transistor count
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2,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
45 nm

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry: 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.
Shared memory
+
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
11.1
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7290

Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 45 nm)
DirectX 11
UVD3
Turbo Core 400MHz

Advantages of Intel Knights Ferry

More pipelines (256 vs 80)

So, HD 7290 or Knights Ferry?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7290 and Intel Knights Ferry. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 7290 is a notebook card while Knights Ferry is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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