Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTO

Graphics Processor

GPU model Sandy Bridge GT2 G71
Architecture Generation 6.0 Curie
Foundry Intel TSMC
Manufacturing process 32 nm 90 nm
Number of transistors 624 million 278 million
Die size 149 mm² 196 mm²
GPU variant G71-U-N-A2

Integrated Graphics

Release date Feb 1st, 2011
Generation HD Graphics-M (Sandy Bridge)
Production End-of-life
Interface Ring Bus
Reviews 1 in our database


Base clock 350 MHz
Boost clock 1000 MHz
Memory clock System Shared 660 MHz 1320 Mbps effective
GPU clock 650 MHz

Memory Configuration

Memory size System Shared 512 MB
Memory type System Shared GDDR3
Memory bus width System Shared 256 bit
Bandwidth System Dependent 42.24 GB/s

Render Configuration

Shading units 96
TMUs 12 24
ROPs 2 16
Execution units 12
Pixel shaders 24
Vertex shaders 8


Pixel rate 2.000 GPixel/s 10.40 GPixel/s
Texture rate 12.00 GTexel/s 15.60 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance 192.0 GFLOPS
Vertex rate 1.300 GVertices/s

Dimensions & Outputs

Slot width IGP Single-slot
TDP unknown 81 W
Outputs No outputs 2x DVI1x S-Video
Suggested PSU 250 W
Power connectors 1x 6-pin
Board number P348

API Support & Features

DirectX 11.1 (10_1) 9.0c (9_3)
OpenGL 3.1 2.1
Shader model 4.1 3.0

Other Features

Graphics Card

Release date Oct 1st, 2006
Generation GeForce 7 PCIe
Production End-of-life
Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews 145 in our database
Predecessor GeForce 6 PCIe
Successor GeForce 8


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