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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 417% 74%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 400% 69%
Watch Dogs Legion 445% 84%
Godfall 818% 210%
FIFA 21 185% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 400% 69%
Grand Theft Auto VI 695% 168%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 710% 173%
Genshin Impact 465% 91%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition are massively better than the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop.

The R9 270X has a 800 MHz higher core clock speed and 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the R9 270X providing 85.6 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 R9 270X has a 800 MHz higher core clock speed and 30 more Render Output Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the R9 270X providing 34.6 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 Pro Graphics was released over a year more recently than the R9 270X, and so the Pro Graphics is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R9 270X.

The R9 270X has 1920 MB more video memory than the Pro Graphics, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270X has 177.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Pro Graphics, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the Pro Graphics.

The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the Pro Graphics is 55 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 1251. The R9 270X having 1196 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Pro Graphics.

The Pro Graphics transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 270X. This means that the Pro Graphics is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 270X.

The Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop requires 65 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Pro Graphics and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 115 Watts more than the Pro Graphics to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Pro Graphics.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs1100 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureBroadwell GT3eGCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed933 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeeDRAMvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth14.9GB/secvs192GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs1280
Actual Shader Performance3%vs60%
Texture Mapping Units8vs80
Texture Rate2.4 GTexel/svs88 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs32
Pixel Rate0.6 GPixel/svs35.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Broadwell Processors.

The Broadwell GT3e Core includes support for DirectX 11.2, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.3. Additionally, it also offers better Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessors.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT3e which offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 300MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Unlike the common Integrated Graphics Cards, this one has access to a dedicated frame buffer of 128MB of eDRAM.
The GPU also 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 933MHz.
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.

Benchmarks Indicate Performance around of a Dedicated GeForce 940M.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 Desktop.
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 270X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "Tri-X", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 1000MHz to 1100MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1150MHz. Also, the operating memory clock is now of 1500MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card will surpass a Radeon HD 7950.
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