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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB
Halo: Reach 143% 92%
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 503%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 503%
Borderlands 3 707% 537%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 728%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 728%
FIFA 20 307% 221%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 780% 594%
eFootball PES 2020 421% 311%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 250% 176%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB are noticeably better than the Intel HD i7 6700K.

The 8800 GTS has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the 8800 GTS providing 36 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 8800 GTS has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the 8800 GTS providing 7.6 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 HD i7 6700K was released over three years more recently than the 8800 GTS, and so the HD i7 6700K is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 8800 GTS when running the latest games.

The 8800 GTS has 512 MB video memory, but the HD i7 6700K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 6700K has 24 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the 8800 GTS is 208. The HD i7 6700K having 13 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 8800 GTS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 51 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 8800 GTS. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 8800 GTS.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB requires 135 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the 8800 GTS. The 8800 GTS requires 44 Watts more than the HD i7 6700K to run. The difference is significant enough that the 8800 GTS may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i7 6700K.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Tesla G92
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs01 Dec 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
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5.6
1920x1080
3.4
vs green tick
4.1
2560x1440
2.3
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2.4
3840x2160
1.6
green tick vs
1.5

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs512 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs128
Actual Shader Performance11%vs10%
Technology14nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs64
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs41.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs10.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs135 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs500 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
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.
GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is a high-end GFX based on the 65nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 650MHz and the memory clock operates 800MHz. It will consume no more than 135 Watt.
It's therefore related to GeForce 8800 GTX (in terms of Core Configuration, not technology) and should perform just a little worse at lower resolutions and considerably slower on higher resolutions. It's significantly faster than the 640MB variant based on the G80 Core.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium (some) or high settings (a good deal of them) smoothly. However, DirectX 11 based games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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