AMD Radeon HD 7870M vs NVIDIA GeForce MX110

AMD Radeon HD 7870M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Maxwell
Code name
Heathrow XT
 
N16V-GMR1
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
24 April 2012
 
1 January 2018

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110'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 7870M and GeForce MX110's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
256
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
965 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
993 MHz
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
30 Watt
Texture fill rate
32 GTexel / s
 
23.83 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,024 gflops
 
762.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110 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
large
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110: 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
GDDR5
 
GDDR5 / DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
64 GB / s
 
40.1 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
Verde Drivers
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.1
 
DirectX 12, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 7870M 5.26 +1.9%
GeForce MX110 5.16

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

HD 7870M 2702 +26.8%
GeForce MX110 2131

3DMark Vantage Performance

HD 7870M 13065 +43.2%
GeForce MX110 9124

Passmark

HD 7870M 1507 +2%
GeForce MX110 1477

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 7870M and GeForce MX110 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7870M

1.9% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (640 vs 256)
Higher memory bandwidth (64 vs 40.1 GB/s)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX110

Much newer (1 January 2018 vs 24 April 2012)
Less power hungry (30 vs 45 watts)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
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)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
GameWorks
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support

So, HD 7870M or MX110?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7870M and NVIDIA GeForce MX110. The differences in performance seem too small.
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