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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 4260U GeForce 9800M GT
Halo: Reach 343% 354%
Cyberpunk 2077 1817% 1863%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 760% 781%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1295% 1329%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1295% 1329%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1817% 1863%
Doom Eternal 1099% 1128%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2032% 2083%
FIFA 20 643% 661%
Need For Speed Heat 1295% 1329%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 4260U are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT.

The HD i5 4260U was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the HD i5 4260U is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i5 4260U does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 4260U has 40 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i5 4260U is 160 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The HD i5 4260U having 40 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 9800M GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i5 4260U transistor size technology is 43 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800M GT. This means that the HD i5 4260U is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i5 4260U should consume less power than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The HD i5 4260U requires 15 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 50 Watts more than the HD i5 4260U to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9800M GT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i5 4260U.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock1000 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT3G92
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date14 Apr 2014vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units40vs96
Actual Shader Performance8%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate0.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs65 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4260U 1.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 4260U is the Specific Version of Intel HD Graphics 5000 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i5-4260U Processor.

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 1000MHz, 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.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with a dedicated GeForce GT 435M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a System with Intel HD i5 4260U.
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT GPUs deliver optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. Powering the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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