NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS vs AMD Radeon HD 8330E

Price now 152$
Games supported 48%
AMD Radeon 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
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 450 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1320 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 160$
Games supported 48%

General info

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

Place in performance rating10911089
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)Curie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameKalindiG71
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date23 April 2013 (9 years old)1 May 2006 (16 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$259
Current price$152 $160 (0.6x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores128no data
Core clock speed497 MHz450 MHz
Number of transistors1,178 million278 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt49 Watt
Texture fill rate3.9769.000

Size and compatibility

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

InterfaceIGPPCIe 1.0 x16
Lengthno data198 mm
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 6-pin


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 SharedGDDR3
Maximum RAM amountSystem Shared256 MB
Memory bus widthSystem Shared256 Bit
Memory clock speedSystem Shared1320 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data42.24 GB/s

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 outputs2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model6.33.0

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 8330E 0.63
7900 GS 0.64
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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 8330E 251
7900 GS 253

GeForce 7900 GS outperforms Radeon HD 8330E by 1% 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 rating 0.63 0.64
Recency 23 April 2013 1 May 2006
Chip lithography 28 nm 90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 15 Watt 49 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon HD 8330E
Radeon HD 8330E


NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7900 GS

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Radeon HD 8330E by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 8330E's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 7900 GS, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS GeForce 7900 GS

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 8330E:

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Competitors of GeForce 7900 GS by AMD

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 7900 GS is Radeon HD 8330E, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

AMD Radeon HD 8330E Radeon HD 8330E

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 7900 GS:

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