AMD Radeon HD 8400 vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290

AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
GCN
 
Tesla
Code name
Kabini
 
G86
Type
Laptop
 
Workstation
Release date
23 May 2013
 
4 October 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$149
Price now
n/d
 
$36

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290'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 8400 and Quadro NVS 290's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
16
Core clock speed
600 MHz
 
459 MHz
Transistor count
n/d
 
210 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
21 Watt
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
3.67 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
29.376 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290 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). 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.
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 1.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290: 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
n/d
 
DDR2
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
256 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
6.4 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x DMS-59

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
n/d
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Passmark

HD 8400 355 +294.4%
NVS 290 90

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4502 +2.2%
 
4404 −2.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4502 +2.2%
 
4404 −2.2%

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8400

Much newer (23 May 2013 vs 4 October 2007)
More pipelines (128 vs 16)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 80 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290

We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 over AMD Radeon HD 8400.

So, HD 8400 or Quadro NVS 290?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 8400 and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 8400 is a notebook card while Quadro NVS 290 is a workstation one.
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