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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3770S GeForce 210 1GB
Cyberpunk 2077 2252% 3820%
Call of Duty Warzone 1612% 2753%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2516% 4260%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2252% 3820%
Maneater 1372% 2353%
Valorant 68% 180%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 903% 1572%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1548% 2647%
Doom Eternal 1644% 2807%
Mafia 2: Definitive Edition 1468% 2513%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 3770S are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 210 1GB.

The HD i7 3770S has a 61 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 210 1GB, but the GeForce 210 1GB has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770S. As a result, the GeForce 210 1GB exhibits a 2.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 3770S. 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 61 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 210 1GB and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD i7 3770S providing 0.2 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 HD i7 3770S was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 210 1GB, and so the HD i7 3770S is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 210 1GB.

The GeForce 210 1GB has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3770S does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

Both the HD i7 3770S and the GeForce 210 1GB have 16 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the HD i7 3770S is 74 and by the GeForce 210 1GB is 22. Knowing that the shader performance of the HD i7 3770S is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The HD i7 3770S transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 210 1GB. This means that the HD i7 3770S is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 210 1GB.

The HD i7 3770S requires 77 Watts to run and the GeForce 210 1GB requires 31 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 3770S and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 210 1GB. The HD i7 3770S requires 46 Watts more than the GeForce 210 1GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 3770S may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 210 1GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs589 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Tesla GT218-300-B1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs12 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs8GB/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 Units16vs16
Actual Shader Performance4%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs4.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs2.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power77 Wattsvs31 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.0vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron E1400 Dual-Core 2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1024x768

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.
GeForce 210 1GB is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT218-300-B1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 589MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR2, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 31W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably below a Radeon HD 4550, meaning even the older GeForce 9400 GT is faster.
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