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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 1738%
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 1238%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 1238%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 950% 1738%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 1738%
Halo: Reach 143% 325%
Borderlands 3 707% 1313%
Death Stranding 950% 1738%
Need For Speed Heat 664% 1238%
FIFA 20 307% 613%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6700K are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop.

The Graphics 4600 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K, but the HD i7 6700K has 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4600. As a result, the HD i7 6700K exhibits a 4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Graphics 4600. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Graphics 4600 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K, but the HD i7 6700K has 6 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4600. As a result, the HD i7 6700K exhibits a 2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Graphics 4600. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD i7 6700K was released over a year more recently than the Graphics 4600, and so the HD i7 6700K is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Graphics 4600.

The HD i7 6700K 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 HD i7 6700K has 8.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Graphics 4600, which means that the memory performance of the HD i7 6700K is marginally better than the Graphics 4600.

The HD i7 6700K has 24 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4600 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4600 is 100. The HD i7 6700K having 121 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 6700K delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4600.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 8 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Graphics 4600. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Graphics 4600.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 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 6700K and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Graphics 4600. The HD i7 6700K requires 3 Watts more than the Graphics 4600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 6700K to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs1250 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Haswell GT2-MB
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Great vs Ok
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs03 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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5.1
1600x900
4.9
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3.5
1920x1080
3.4
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2.4
2560x1440
2.3
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1.8
3840x2160
1.6
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1.2

GPU Memory

MemoryN/AvsN/A
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/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 Units24vs20
Actual Shader Performance11%vs5%
Technology14nmvs22nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs4
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs1.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs2
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs0.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs88 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 6700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i7-6700K Processor.

Architecture
The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. 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 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 1067MHz.
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 put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i7 6700K is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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