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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 1738%
Halo: Reach 31% 325%
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 1238%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 1238%
Doom Eternal 254% 1050%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 725%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 1738%
FIFA 20 119% 613%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 1238%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 1944%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 550 MHz higher core clock speed and 36 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 36.4 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 Radeon R7 250X has a 550 MHz higher core clock speed and 14 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 14.4 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 Radeon R7 250X was released less than a year after the Graphics 4600, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics 4600 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100. The Radeon R7 250X having 417 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 250X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4600.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R7 250X. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The Graphics 4600 requires 8 Watts more than the Radeon R7 250X 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 Radeon R7 250X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1250 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTHaswell GT2-MB
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Good vs Ok
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs03 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
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5.1
1600x900
6.6
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3.5
1920x1080
5.1
green tick vs
2.4
2560x1440
3.4
green tick vs
1.8
3840x2160
2.2
green tick vs
1.2

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB 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 Units640vs20
Actual Shader Performance25%vs5%
Technology28nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs4
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs2
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs0.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs88 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250X is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next architecture. It offers the Cape Verde XT GPU.
The Cape Verde XT Core is a GCN 1.1 GPU and was first seen on Radeon HD 7770 and then re-used in the OEM only Radeon HD 8760.
It offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bits memory interface of fast GDDR5.
Radeon R7 250X comes clocked at 950MHz (though there might be some 1GHz versions) and has its operating memory clock set at 1125MHz. The rated TDP board is of 80W and the release price around $99.
This card should come in 1GB and 2GB versions, though both will offer the same performance.
Its performance has proven to be exactly like Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (if clocked at 1GHz) and thus this card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it can handle 720p with ease. The 950MHz versions will be around 3% slower.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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