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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 3356% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3061% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2958% 2996%
FIFA 21 1643% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2958% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 3233% 3275%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4854% 4915%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 3172% 3213%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4762% 4823%
Genshin Impact 3356% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The Graphics Desktop was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the Graphics Desktop is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 XT when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 256 MB video memory, but the Graphics Desktop does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) has 6 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 38 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The Graphics Desktop having 34 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics Desktop delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) requires 45 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy BridgeNV40/NV41
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs12
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units1vs-
Texture Rate0.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units1vs-
Pixel Rate0.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.0vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Ivy Bridge Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Ivy Bridge) perform slightly above the Intel HD 2500 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while some aren't even playable.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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