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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3770S Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 2252% 2226%
Call of Duty Warzone 1612% 1593%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2516% 2487%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2252% 2226%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1708% 1688%
Maneater 1372% 1356%
Valorant 68% 66%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 903% 892%
Doom Eternal 1644% 1625%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1548% 1530%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop are marginally better than the Intel HD i7 3770S.

The HD i7 3770S has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the Graphics 4200. This results in the HD i7 3770S providing 1.8 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 HD i7 3770S has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed and 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4200. This results in the HD i7 3770S providing 2.2 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 4200 was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 3770S, and so the Graphics 4200 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i7 3770S.

The HD i7 3770S and the HD Graphics 4200 Desktop 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 i7 3770S and the HD Graphics 4200 Desktop are the same, which means the HD i7 3770S and the Graphics 4200 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The HD i7 3770S has 16 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4200 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770S is 74 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4200 is 83. The Graphics 4200 having 9 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD i7 3770S performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 3770S requires 77 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4200 Desktop requires 20 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 3770S. The HD i7 3770S requires 57 Watts more than the Graphics 4200 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 3770S may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Graphics 4200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs850 MHz
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Haswell
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs01 Jul 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 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 Units16vs20
Actual Shader Performance4%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units4vs4
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs0.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs2
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs0.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power77 Wattsvs20 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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 i7 3770S is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-3770S Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: 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 Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 620.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 3770S.
Intel HD Graphics 4200 Mobile are integrated graphics in the ULV Haswell 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 4200 Desktop perform slightly above Intel HD 4000 Graphics, though some variants actually perform worse and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while a few aren't even playable.
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