HD 7730M vs HD 7610M

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.28
 
0.27
Architecture
GCN
 
Terascale 2
GPU code name
Lombok GL
 
Thames-LE
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
24 April 2012 (9 years ago)
 
7 January 2012 (9 years ago)
Price now
$338
 
$338

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
512
 
400
Core clock speed
575 MHz
 
450 MHz
Boost clock speed
675 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
1,500 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
25 Watt
 
20 Watt
Texture fill rate
21.60
 
9.000
Floating-point performance
691.2 gflops
 
360.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7610M 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
medium sized
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.1
 
5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
N/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 7730M 2.48 +2.5%
HD 7610M 2.42

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

HD 7730M 1478 +97.3%
HD 7610M 749

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

HD 7730M 7056 +91.2%
HD 7610M 3691

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

HD 7730M 648 +2.5%
HD 7610M 632

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +0.1%
 
4546 −0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +0.1%
 
4546 −0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7610M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
70 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 71% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
71%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
71%
Recommended
61%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
HD 7730M
HD 7610M
1080p
 
18 +28.6%
14 −28.6%

Competitors of Radeon HD 7730M from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7730M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 360M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7730M:

Competitors of Radeon HD 7610M from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7610M from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 280M, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7610M:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7730M

2.5% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (24 April 2012 vs 7 January 2012)

More pipelines (512 vs 400)

Higher memory bandwidth (28.8 vs 25.6 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7610M

Lower power consumption (20W vs 25W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7730M and AMD Radeon HD 7610M. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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