AMD Radeon HD 7290 vs Intel Knights Ferry
Comparison of Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
1 July 2011
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
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.
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.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 7290 and Knights Ferry, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7290
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 45 nm)
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.