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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6530M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6530M

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More shading units 400 vs 48 352 more shading units
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 30% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 26W vs 58W 2.2x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 220

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Nvidia GeForce GT 220

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Slightly higher clock speed 506 MHz vs 450 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6530M  vs GeForce GT 220 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 6530M
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 220
22.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 6530M
3.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 220
4.05 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 6530M
9 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 220
8.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6530M
GeForce GT 220
97.15 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon HD 6530M  vs
GeForce GT 220 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Capilano GT215
Market Laptop Desktop
Clock speed 450 MHz 506 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GT 220 600 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 400 48
Texture mapping units 20 16
Render output processors 8 8
Pixel rate 3.6 GPixel/s 4.05 GPixel/s
Texture rate 9 GTexel/s 8.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 360 GFLOPS 97.15 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 6530M  vs
GeForce GT 220 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 700 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,400 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 22.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 26W 58W

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