Originally Posted by Aquinus
Bad example, anything that has HD 3000 graphics has a substantially faster CPU than what you got which renders you point moot. Pretty sure the HD 3000 might be faster than a 7340 as well. If your CPU and GPU aren't bottlenecks, then you're memory bandwidth could be. Even more so since your 7340 is sharing memory with the system.
Watch your CPU usage and GPU usage as you play and tell us what comes out of it. If neither are maxing out then you have a memory bandwidth issue which I doubt you're going to resolve on that platform.
Main issue would be the memory indeed!
CPU maxes at around %80 in Battlefield 3 and GPU at %86.
I have a different second 4GB module comming in which is the exact same module as the first one - this will give me 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 instead of 1066 Single Channel which I hope will give me ~%10 performance gain.
Also the HD3000 is somewhat slower than a HD7340. (i have one with a i3)
I don't get the frames in RE5 that I get with the HD3000 and I have alot of glitches in GTA IV and a on average 5 lower FPS.
HD3000 performs about as fast as a HD6310 - the only reason why benchmarks show the HD3000 scoring higher than the HD6310 is because of the stronger CPU.
The CPU is what is bottlenecking most APU's out there - but when comparing PURE RAW GRAPHICS POWER only - then APU's win hands down!
A i3 with a HD7340 would be significantly faster than with a HD3000.
Also I noticed that the reviews and benchmarks of the HD7340 where done when it was first released - spring 2012.
The driver update in september brought major changes - for one it increased the shared amout of mem and also WIE gaming score from 5.8 to 6.0 and ~+5-20 frames extra in games depending on which title.