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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2700K Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop
Red Dead Redemption 2 2575% 1238%
Cyberpunk 2077 3575% 1738%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1550% 725%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3575% 1738%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2575% 1238%
Doom Eternal 2200% 1050%
FIFA 20 1325% 613%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3988% 1944%
Need For Speed Heat 2575% 1238%
Halo: Reach 750% 325%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are significantly better than the Intel HD i7 2700K.

The HD i7 2700K has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed but 2 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD i7 2700K manages to provide 0.1 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 2700K has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics 4600 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD i7 2700K providing 0.9 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 4600 was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 2700K, and so the Graphics 4600 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i7 2700K.

The HD i7 2700K and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Graphics 4600 has 4.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD i7 2700K, which means that the memory performance of the Graphics 4600 is marginally better than the HD i7 2700K.

The HD i7 2700K has 12 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2700K is 65 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100. The Graphics 4600 having 35 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Graphics 4600 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 2700K.

The Graphics 4600 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD i7 2700K. This means that the Graphics 4600 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD i7 2700K.

The HD i7 2700K requires 95 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop requires 88 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 2700K and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The HD i7 2700K requires 7 Watts more than the Graphics 4600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 2700K to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock1350 MHzvs1250 MHz
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT2Haswell GT2-MB
OC Potential - vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Ok
Release Date23 Oct 2011vs03 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
5.1
1600x900
2.4
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3.5
1920x1080
1.6
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2.4
2560x1440
1.2
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1.8
3840x2160
0.7
vs green tick
1.2

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs20
Actual Shader Performance3%vs5%
Technology32nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units2vs4
Texture Rate1.7 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs2
Pixel Rate1.7 GPixel/svs0.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs88 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs11.1
Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.1vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

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 2700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-2700K Processor.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 667MHz.

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.

Performance
Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 610.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 2700K.
Overview
Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Desktop Haswell Processors.

Architecture
The Haswell GT2 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.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 20 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 200MHz and goes up to 1250MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. 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 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.

Performance
The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 220.
Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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