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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K Radeon HD 3850 X2
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 687%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 687%
Halo: Reach 143% 150%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 981%
Borderlands 3 707% 731%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 981%
FIFA 20 307% 319%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 250% 260%
eFootball PES 2020 421% 437%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 780% 806%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6700K are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 3850 X2.

The HD 3850 has a 319 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the HD 3850 providing 15.8 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 3850 has a 319 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the HD 3850 providing 18.6 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 HD 3850, 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 HD 3850 when running the latest games.

The HD 3850 has 1024 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 Radeon HD 3850 X2 has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 428. The HD 3850 having 207 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 6700K.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 41 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 6700K should consume less power than the HD 3850.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 X2 requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 49 Watts more than the HD i7 6700K to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 3850 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 MHzvs669 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0RV670 PRO
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs04 Apr 2008
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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1920x1080
3.4
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2560x1440
2.3
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3840x2160
1.6
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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs828 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs106GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs640
Actual Shader Performance11%vs21%
Technology14nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs21.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs21.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
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 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
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.
Radeon HD 3850 X2 (not Crossfire) is a dual-graphics solution of two Radeon HD 3850.
This combination is expected to offer almost the same performance as Radeon HD 3850 Crossfired while consuming slightly less power. However, and just like Crossfire, its performance also relies a lot on proper driver support.
Today's modern demanding games will have to be played using the medium preset but with fluent frame rates. However, DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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