AMD Radeon HD 8310G vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 3 GB

General info

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

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Market segment
Release date
23 May 2013 (8 years ago)
27 June 2017 (4 years ago)
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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
Core clock speed
424 MHz
1265 MHz
Boost clock speed
554 MHz
1480 MHz
Number of transistors
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4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
16 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
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80 Watt
Texture fill rate
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Floating-point performance
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3,789 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8310G and GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 3 GB 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.

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PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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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
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Maximum RAM amount
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3 GB
Memory bus width
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192 Bit
Memory clock speed
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8008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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192.2 GB/s
Shared memory
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
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Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8310G

Cheaper ($338 vs $979)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 3 GB

Much newer (27 June 2017 vs 23 May 2013)

More pipelines (1280 vs 128)

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 32 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 8310G and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 3 GB. We've got no test results to judge.

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