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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 4009% 1313%
Valheim 4009% 1313%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3658% 1192%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5682% 1888%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3536% 1150%
Outriders 3864% 1263%
Resident Evil 8 5791% 1925%
Far Cry 6 5845% 1944%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 4009% 1313%
Hitman 3 5245% 1738%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop.

The Graphics 2000 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics 4600, but the Graphics 4600 has 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 2000. As a result, the Graphics 4600 exhibits a 0.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics 2000. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics 2000 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 Graphics 2000 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 Graphics 2000, 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 Graphics 2000.

The HD Graphics 2000 Desktop and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop 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 Graphics 2000, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics 4600 is marginally better than the Graphics 2000.

The HD Graphics 2000 Desktop has 6 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics 2000 is 32 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100. 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 Graphics 2000.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Graphics 2000. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Graphics 2000.

The HD Graphics 2000 Desktop requires 95 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 2000 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The Graphics 2000 requires 7 Watts more than the Graphics 4600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics 2000 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock1350 MHzvs1250 MHz
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT1Haswell GT2-MB
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Ok
Release Date01 Feb 2011vs03 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
2.9
vs green tick
5.1
1600x900
2.1
vs green tick
3.5
1920x1080
1.2
vs green tick
2.4
2560x1440
1
vs green tick
1.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.2

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units6vs20
Actual Shader Performance2%vs5%
Technology32nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units1vs4
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs2
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs0.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs88 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs11.1
Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.1vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 2000 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Sandy Bridge Processors.

Architecture
The Sandy Bridge GT1 Core includes support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1. Additionally, it also offers better Video Encoding and Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 6 Shader Processing Units, 1 TMUs and 1 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, 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 667MHz.
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 8400 GS.
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 2000 Desktop.
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
N/A
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GPU Variants