GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 720M vs 820M among Laptop GPUs under 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 820M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 820M  based on its gaming.

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Front view of GeForce 820M

Nvidia GeForce 820M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 720M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 720M

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More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Front view of GeForce 820M

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Nvidia GeForce 820M

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Much higher dead space 3 framerate 21.7 fps vs 18.1 fps Around 20% higher dead space 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly lower TDP 15W vs 33W 2.2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 720M vs 820M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

GeForce GT 720M
7.4 fps
GeForce 820M
8.1 fps

Dead Space 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset

GeForce GT 720M
18.1 fps
GeForce 820M
21.7 fps

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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