AMD Radeon R7 M340 vs Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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0.35
Architecture
GCN
 
Gen. 7.5 Haswell
GPU code name
Meso Pro DDR3
 
Haswell GT1
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
16 June 2015 (6 years ago)
 
1 October 2012 (8 years ago)
Price now
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$273

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
320
 
10
Core clock speed
1021 MHz
 
200 MHz
Boost clock speed
715 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Number of transistors
950 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
22 nm
Texture fill rate
17.16
 
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Floating-point performance
549.1 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 M340 and HD Graphics (Haswell) 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.

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

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
DDR3
 
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Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64/128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
16 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
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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 Connectors
No outputs
 
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Shader Model
5.1
 
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OpenGL
4.6
 
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OpenCL
1.2
 
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Vulkan
1.2
 
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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.

R7 M340 2.40
HD Graphics (Haswell) 2.45 +2.1%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

R7 M340 6153 +87.7%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 3278

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R7 M340 1092 +247.8%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 314

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R7 M340 1209 +233.1%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 363

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

R7 M340 2148 +343.8%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 484

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

R7 M340 5427 +150.9%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 2163

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

R7 M340 69098 +58.9%
HD Graphics (Haswell) 43493

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 M340 and HD Graphics (Haswell). Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
74 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

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

Both graphics cards satisfy the 70% minimum and 60% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%
Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
R7 M340
HD Graphics (Haswell)
1080p
 
13 +116.7%
6 −116.7%

Competitors of Radeon R7 M340 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 M340 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 360M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 M340:

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 M340

Much newer (16 June 2015 vs 1 October 2012)

More pipelines (320 vs 10)

Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)

2.1% higher performance in benchmarks

Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 28 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R7 M340 and Intel HD Graphics (Haswell). The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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