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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7350M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7350M

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Significantly lower TDP 7W vs 151W 21.6x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6870

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MSI Radeon HD 6870

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Significantly higher clock speed 930 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 134.4 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 9.2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,200 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,083 GFLOPS vs 80 GFLOPS More than 26x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 2 GPixel/s Around 15x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 52.08 GTexel/s vs 4 GTexel/s More than 13x higher texture rate
More shading units 1,120 vs 80 1040 more shading units
More texture mapping units 56 vs 8 48 more texture mapping units
More compute units 14 vs 2 12 more compute units
Higher memory clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 7350M  vs 6870 

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

Radeon HD 7350M
14.4 GB/s
Radeon HD 6870
134.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 7350M
2 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6870
29.76 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 7350M
4 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6870
52.08 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 7350M
80 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6870
2,083 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

gpu

Radeon HD 7350M  vs
6870 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Robson Barts XT
Market Laptop Desktop
Clock speed 500 MHz 930 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None AMD Radeon HD 6870 900 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 80 1,120
Texture mapping units 8 56
Render output processors 4 32
Compute units 2 14
Pixel rate 2 GPixel/s 29.76 GPixel/s
Texture rate 4 GTexel/s 52.08 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 80 GFLOPS 2,083 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 7350M  vs
6870 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 4,200 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 14.4 GB/s 134.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 7W 151W

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