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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 6700K Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 700% 967%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 884%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 721% 995%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1057% 1443%
Genshin Impact 707% 976%
eFootball PES 2021 307% 443%
FIFA 21 307% 443%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 938%
Death Stranding 707% 976%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 614% 852%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6700K are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition.

The K600 PNY has a 526 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i7 6700K. This results in the K600 PNY providing 8.4 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 K600 PNY has a 526 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the K600 PNY providing 11.2 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 K600 PNY, 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 K600 PNY.

The K600 PNY 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 Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221 and the actual shader performance of the K600 PNY is 168. The HD i7 6700K having 53 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 6700K delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the K600 PNY.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the K600 PNY. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the K600 PNY.

The HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts to run and the Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition requires 41 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the K600 PNY. The HD i7 6700K requires 50 Watts more than the K600 PNY to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 6700K may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the K600 PNY.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs876 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-R0Kepler GK107-301-A2
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date05 Aug 2015vs01 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs905 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs29GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units24vs192
Actual Shader Performance11%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs14 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs14 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power91 Wattsvs41 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.
Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Professional Quadro K600, created by PNY.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was Doubled to 1GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Quadro K600 PNY 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Quadro K600.
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