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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K Radeon R7 7700K
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 541%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 541%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 780%
Halo: Reach 143% 104%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 780%
Detroit: Become Human 1057% 870%
Borderlands 3 707% 577%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 950% 780%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 636% 517%
FIFA 20 307% 241%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 7700K are noticeably better than the Intel HD i7 6700K.

The Radeon R7 7700K has a 370 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the Radeon R7 7700K providing 11.7 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 Radeon R7 7700K has a 370 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R7 7700K providing 3 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 a year more recently than the Radeon R7 7700K, 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 Radeon R7 7700K.

The HD i7 6700K and the Radeon R7 7700K have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the HD i7 6700K and the Radeon R7 7700K are the same, which means the HD i7 6700K and the Radeon R7 7700K have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The HD i7 6700K has 24 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 7700K has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 7700K is 209. The HD i7 6700K having 12 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon R7 7700K performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon R7 7700K. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon R7 7700K.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 7700K requires 95 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K. The Radeon R7 7700K requires 4 Watts more than the HD i7 6700K to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R7 7700K to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD i7 6700K.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs720 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs836 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Kaveri Spectre
OC Potential None vs None
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs17 Feb 2014
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/AvsN/A
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs34.1GB/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 Units24vs384
Actual Shader Performance11%vs10%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs17.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs95 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsAMD APU A10-7700k Quad-Core
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 R7 7700K is an integrated Graphics Card in the A10-7700K.
It is based on the Graphics Core Next Architecture and offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The memory bus-width will depend on whether or not the system's RAM is dual-channeled and the operating memory clock, on its frequency. Thus, it can be either 64-bit or 128-bit and up to 1067MHz.
Therefore, the Graphics Card's performance depends a lot on the system configuration. Best case scenario, expect similiar to Intel's powerful Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and not far from Radeon R7 7850K.
The card is thus suited for 720p gaming and most modern demanding games can be played at least on medium settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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