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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris Graphics 5100 Mobile GeForce 710M
Red Dead Redemption 2 1123% 1159%
Cyberpunk 2077 1580% 1629%
Doom Eternal 951% 982%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1123% 1159%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 654% 676%
Halo: Reach 289% 300%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1580% 1629%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1580% 1629%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1769% 1824%
Need For Speed Heat 1123% 1159%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Mobile are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 710M.

The GeForce 710M has a 575 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 5100. This results in the GeForce 710M providing 10.8 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 GeForce 710M has a 575 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 5100. This results in the GeForce 710M providing 5.4 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 5100 was released less than a year after the GeForce 710M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 710M has 1024 MB video memory, but the Graphics 5100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Iris Graphics 5100 Mobile has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 710M has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5100 is 192 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 710M is 149. The Graphics 5100 having 43 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 5100 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 710M.

The Graphics 5100 transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 710M. This means that the Graphics 5100 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 710M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Graphics 5100 should consume less power than the GeForce 710M.

The Iris Graphics 5100 Mobile requires 28 Watts to run and the GeForce 710M requires 15 Watts. The Graphics 5100 requires 13 Watts more than the GeForce 710M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics 5100 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 710M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock1200 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT3Fermi GF117-N14M-GL
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Ok vs Poor
Release Date29 Apr 2013vs09 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs96
Actual Shader Performance9%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units8vs16
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs12.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs6.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power28 Wattsvs15 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's ULV Haswell Processors.

The Haswell GT3 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.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT3 which offers 40 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1200MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1GB. 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 the at 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.

The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance slightly above a dedicated GeForce GT 540M.
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System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Mobile.
GeForce 710M is a entry-level Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm Technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF117-N14M-GL which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 775MHz. Additionally, GF117 is built using a 28nm technology.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 15W, it is suited for small laptops.

GeForce GT 710M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 620M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly below the older GeForce GT 540M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce 710M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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