AMD Radeon HD 7730M vs HD 7690M XT

AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Terascale 2
Code name
Lombok GL
 
Thames XTX
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
24 April 2012
 
7 June 2011

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT'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 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
480
Core clock speed
575 MHz
 
725 MHz
Boost Clock
675 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
716 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
32 Watt
 
25 Watt
Texture fill rate
21.6 GTexel / s
 
17.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
691.2 gflops
 
696.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT 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 on Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
3600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB / s
 
57.6 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 7730M 0.90
HD 7690M XT 0.91 +1.1%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD 7730M 1478 +9.8%
HD 7690M XT 1346

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD 7730M 7056 +0%
HD 7690M XT 7055

Passmark

HD 7730M 994
HD 7690M XT 1009 +1.5%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
70 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7730M and Radeon HD 7690M XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7730M

Somewhat newer (24 April 2012 vs 7 June 2011)
More pipelines (512 vs 480)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT

1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Higher memory bandwidth (57.6 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Less power hungry (25 vs 32 watts)

So, HD 7730M or HD 7690M XT?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7730M and AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT. The differences in performance seem too small.
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