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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i5 4210M Quadro FX 1600M
Red Dead Redemption 2 1420% 1954%
Halo: Reach 383% 553%
Cyberpunk 2077 1988% 2721%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1420% 1954%
Doom Eternal 1207% 1666%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1988% 2721%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 41% 21%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2222% 3038%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1988% 2721%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 838% 1167%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i5 4210M are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M.

The HD i5 4210M was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the HD i5 4210M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 1600M when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 1600M has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i5 4210M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 4210M has 20 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i5 4210M transistor size technology is 58 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 1600M. This means that the HD i5 4210M is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 1600M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i5 4210M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The HD i5 4210M requires 47 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 3 Watts more than the HD i5 4210M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 1600M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i5 4210M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed400 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureHaswell GT2G84M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support Ok vs -
Release Date14 Apr 2014vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units20vs-
Actual Shader Performance4%vs-
Texture Mapping Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units2vs-
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 Power47 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4210M 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i5 4210M is the Specific Version of Intel HD Graphics 4600 Mobile that is integrated in the Core i5-4210M Processor.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 20 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 400MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, 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 540M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a System with Intel HD i5 4210M.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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