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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop HD i7 2600
Cyberpunk 2077 1313% 4009%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1192% 3658%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1150% 3536%
FIFA 21 613% 1973%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1150% 3536%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1925% 5791%
Watch Dogs Legion 1263% 3864%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1238% 3791%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1888% 5682%
Genshin Impact 1313% 4009%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are massively better than the Intel HD i7 2600.

The HD i7 2600 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics 4600, but the Graphics 4600 has 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 2600. As a result, the Graphics 4600 exhibits a 0.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 2600. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD i7 2600 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed but 1 fewer Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD i7 2600 manages to provide 0.1 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 a year more recently than the HD i7 2600, and so the Graphics 4600 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i7 2600.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop and the HD i7 2600 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics 4600 has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i7 2600, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics 4600 is marginally better than the HD i7 2600.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 2600 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2600 is 32. The Graphics 4600 having 68 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 4600 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 2600.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD i7 2600. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD i7 2600.

The HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts to run and the HD i7 2600 requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 2600. The HD i7 2600 requires 7 Watts more than the Graphics 4600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 2600 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1250 MHzvs1350 MHz
ArchitectureHaswell GT2-MBSandy Bridge GT1
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Ok vs Poor
Release Date03 Jun 2013vs09 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.1
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1600x900
3.5
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2.1
1920x1080
2.4
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1.2
2560x1440
1.8
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1
3840x2160
1.2
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0.5

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed800 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs21.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs6
Actual Shader Performance5%vs2%
Technology22nmvs32nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs1
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs0.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs1
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs0.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power88 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.0vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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.
Overview
Intel HD i7 2600 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-2600 Processor.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 667MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: 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
Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce 8400 GS.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 2600.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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