HD 8330E vs HD 8280E

Price now 59$
Games supported 48%
HD 8280E
Radeon HD 8280E
  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed 450 MHz
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
HD 8330E
Radeon HD 8330E
  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed 497 MHz
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 181$
Games supported 48%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking11001095
Value for money0.01no data
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)GCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameKalindiKalindi
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date23 April 2013 (10 years old)23 April 2013 (10 years old)
Current price$59 $181
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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 cores128128
Core clock speed450 MHz497 MHz
Number of transistors1,178 million1,178 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)15 Watt15 Watt
Texture fill rate3.6003.976

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).



Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeSystem SharedSystem Shared
Maximum RAM amountSystem SharedSystem Shared
Memory bus widthSystem SharedSystem Shared
Memory clock speedSystem SharedSystem Shared

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 ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model6.36.3

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 8280E 0.62
HD 8330E 0.64

HD 8330E outperforms HD 8280E by 3% in our combined benchmark results.


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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

HD 8280E 244
HD 8330E 251

HD 8330E outperforms HD 8280E by 3% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 0.62 0.64

We couldn't decide between Radeon HD 8280E and Radeon HD 8330E. The differences in performance seem too small.

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