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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K GeForce GT 720 v2
Red Dead Redemption 2 664% 970%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 614% 900%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 664% 970%
Halo: Reach 143% 240%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 950% 1370%
Cyberpunk 2077 950% 1370%
Borderlands 3 707% 1030%
FIFA 20 307% 470%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 780% 1132%
eFootball PES 2020 421% 630%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6700K are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 720 v2.

The GT 720 has a 447 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i7 6700K. This results in the GT 720 providing 7.2 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 GT 720 has a 447 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 720 providing 3.6 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 a year more recently than the GT 720, 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 GT 720.

The GT 720 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 GeForce GT 720 v2 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the GT 720 is 153. The HD i7 6700K having 68 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 720 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 720. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 720.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 720 v2 requires 19 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 GT 720. The HD i7 6700K requires 72 Watts more than the GT 720 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 6700K may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 720.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs797 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Kepler GK208
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs27 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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5.6
1600x900
4.9
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4.1
1920x1080
3.4
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2.7
2560x1440
2.3
green tick vs
1.9
3840x2160
1.6
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1.4

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs40GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs192
Actual Shader Performance11%vs7%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs6.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs19 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 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
GeForce GT 720 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 797MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 19W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above the older GeForce GT 630.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 720.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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