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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) Intel HD Graphics P4000
Cyberpunk 2077 3557% 1815%
Hitman 3 4657% 2392%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3245% 1652%
Resident Evil 8 3557% 1815%
FIFA 21 1745% 866%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5046% 2595%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3136% 1595%
Genshin Impact 3557% 1815%
The Medium 4463% 2290%
Far Cry 6 5191% 2671%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics P4000 are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge).

The Graphics Desktop has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD Graphics P4000, but the HD Graphics P4000 has 3 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the HD Graphics P4000 exhibits a 1.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics Desktop. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics Desktop has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD Graphics P4000, but the HD Graphics P4000 has 1 more Render Output Units than the Graphics Desktop. As a result, the HD Graphics P4000 exhibits a 0.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics Desktop. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD Graphics P4000 was released less than a year after the Graphics Desktop, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) and the HD Graphics P4000 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) and the HD Graphics P4000 are the same, which means the Graphics Desktop and the HD Graphics P4000 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) has 6 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics P4000 has 64. However, the actual shader performance of the Graphics Desktop is 24 and the actual shader performance of the HD Graphics P4000 is 204. The HD Graphics P4000 having 180 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD Graphics P4000 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics Desktop.

The HD Graphics Desktop (Sandy Bridge) requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD Graphics P4000.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1300 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy BridgeIvy Bridge
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 May 2011vs01 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6vs64
Actual Shader Performance1%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units1vs4
Texture Rate0.9 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units1vs2
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs1.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.0
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 (Sandy Bridge) are integrated graphics in the budget Celeron and Pentium Sandy 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.
More details to be added soon.
Intel HD Graphics P4000 is an integrated GPU on some of Intel's Xeon Server CPUs.
Based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, it also features 16 Execution Units (64 Shader Processing Units), supports openGL up to 4.0, Shader up to 5.0 and DirectX 11. Just like other integrated GPUs, it uses system memory and the max memory supported is DDR3-1600, meaning the max memory speed is 800MHz. The CPUs only supports up to dual-channel memory, meaning a 128 bits bus is the largest bus width supported. It comes clocked at 650MHz but the Turbo Boost of the CPU can set it up to 1250MHz.
The performance depends on the CPU its embedded and on the type of system ram installed but overall is on level with NVIDIA'S entry level GPUs.
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