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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3770S GeForce GT 720
Cyberpunk 2077 2252% 1533%
Call of Duty Warzone 1612% 1089%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2516% 1717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2252% 1533%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1708% 1156%
Maneater 1372% 922%
Valorant 68% 17%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 903% 597%
Doom Eternal 1644% 1111%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1548% 1044%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 720 are significantly better than the Intel HD i7 3770S.

The GeForce GT 720 has a 147 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770S. This results in the GeForce GT 720 providing 10.2 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 GeForce GT 720 has a 147 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 3770S. This results in the GeForce GT 720 providing 3.8 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 GeForce GT 720 was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 3770S, and so the GeForce GT 720 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 GeForce GT 720 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.

The HD i7 3770S has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 720 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770S is 74 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 720 is 153. The GeForce GT 720 having 79 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 720 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 3770S.

The HD i7 3770S transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 720. This means that the HD i7 3770S is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 720.

The HD i7 3770S requires 77 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 720 requires 19 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 GT 720. The HD i7 3770S requires 58 Watts more than the GeForce GT 720 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 GeForce GT 720.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs797 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Kepler GK208
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs27 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs192
Actual Shader Performance4%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs6.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power77 Wattsvs19 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz
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.
GeForce GT 720 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Kepler Architecture.

This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 797MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 19W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the older GeForce GT 530.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Pentium G) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 720.
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