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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Red Dead Redemption 2 1238% 937%
Cyberpunk 2077 1738% 1324%
Doom Eternal 1050% 791%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1238% 937%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 725% 540%
Halo: Reach 325% 229%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1738% 1324%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1738% 1324%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1944% 1484%
Need For Speed Heat 1238% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP are noticeably better than the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.

The HD 3850 has a 268 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the HD 3850 providing 9.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 3850 has a 268 MHz higher core clock speed and 14 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the HD 3850 providing 9.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Graphics 4600 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3850, and so the Graphics 4600 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3850 when running the latest games.

The HD 3850 has 512 MB video memory, but the Graphics 4600 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The HD 3850 having 114 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4600.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 33 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The Graphics 4600 requires 13 Watts more than the HD 3850 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics 4600 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 3850.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock1250 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT2-MBRV670 PRO
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date03 Jun 2013vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.1
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1600x900
3.5
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1920x1080
2.4
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2560x1440
1.8
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3840x2160
1.2
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs320
Actual Shader Performance5%vs10%
Technology22nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power88 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Haswell Processors.

Architecture
The Haswell GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 20 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1250MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 800MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Performance
The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 220.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.
Radeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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